7 Best Garden Tools for Women to Make Gardening Easier

In the Garden Sue May 29, 2023
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Gardening is a great hobby for many women. It can be therapeutic and relaxing, and it’s a great way to get some exercise. But it can also be tough on your body, especially if you don’t have the right tools. As a Physical Therapist, I know the importance of good body mechanics and using  ergonomically designed tools to make work easier.

That’s why I have put together a list of the 7 best garden tools for women, to make your gardening experience as comfortable and easy as possible. From ergonomic pruners to comfortable kneeling pads, I have got you covered. So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, make sure you have the right tools for the job. Your body will thank you for it!

Felco F2 pruners

Amazon: https://amzn.to/40mWUcz

One pruner does not fit all hands! Felco Pruners come in different sizes for all sized hands. They are ergonomically designed for each hand, therefore you can buy right or left hand pruners. I have a medium woman sized hand and these Felco F2 Pruners fit my hand perfectly. I use mine for pruning branches but more often for cutting flowers in my wildflower meadow and cut flower garden.

Garden Kneeler and Seat

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3JRLYfX

This garden seat and kneeler has been a game changer. Kneeling or sitting in the garden brings the garden closer to you and avoids bending over which increases the damaging forcing on your spine. As we age, getting off the ground can be challenging, so the hand rails are essential in pushing up to stand with your core engaged in an optimal posture.

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EGO Cordless Power Hedge trimmer HT2411 on Amazon

Battery and Charger Included

As a woman who likes to be very independent, I shy away from equipment and tools with pull starts because I find them difficult for me to start. Well, there is no pull start with this one! With this cordless EGO hedge trimmer on Amazon, I can slip the battery on and start trimming immediately. It's lightweight and with the long arm of the hedge trimmer (24inches), I avoid bending forward or over reaching on bigger bushes keeping my back in an optimal position, bio-mechanically.

To learn more about this cordless hedge trimmer, Read this review about the EGO Hedge trimmer

cordless Hedgetrimmer

Mantis 7924 2 cycle plus  Garden Tiller:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3Zux9Wq

My husband got me this tiller for my garden 3 years ago. I wanted a smaller tiller I could handle and start on my own that could get into my garden beds, even the small ones. The problem was I did not want any tool with a pull start. I find them difficult for me to start, but he got this for me anyway. What I did not know is that it had this "FastStart technology system". I had to learn that you don't have to pull hard like a chainsaw. It starts, not on the amount of strength in your pull, but it starts on the recoil, which is much easier for me. After I got the hang of it, I loved it. It's lightweight, gets into my smaller 4x8 ft beds, and easy to store with the fold down handle bars.

Read this review for a more detailed review of this Mantis Garden Tiller

EGO Power+ LB6504 650 CFM Variable-Speed 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Leaf Blower 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Included

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3TVqtzf

Here is another cordless tool that does not have a pull start motor! As I have said before, I love a EGO battery operated tool. I can slip on this battery and start blowing my leaves or grass off my sidewalks immediately. The battery life is about 60 minutes of continuous use, which is more that enough time than I need to blow off my back porch and sidewalks. All these EGO cordless tools use the same battery, so I didn't need to buy more than one. I love a good bargain!

BackEZ Back-Saving Tool Handle Attachment

For shovels, rakes, hoes, etc

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zfi9B7

This is one of the cheapest tools I have bought, but it is priceless when it comes to saving my back hoeing my garden, keeping my back upright, instead of constantly bending. It comes with an Allen wrench that stays attached to the handle, so you can easily move it to your rake or other tools.

Grippy Garden Gloves

There is no brand I recommend one over another, but I do think that is essential to have grip on the palm and fingers. This will help you improve your grip strength and will decrease hand fatigue. It’s great for weak hands, people with arthritis or anyone to improve endurance in the garden. 

Here are some examples: 

As my father, who is a farmer, says, "Many hands make light work, but when you don't have that, then get a tool". These tools along with good body mechanics will make gardening easier, decrease back, joint pain and keep you gardening well in the future.

To read more about this subject: Ergonomics in the Garden: How to Avoid Back Pain

Reviews on garden tools:

Cordless Leaf Blower Review:


Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review:


Top Rated Cordless Chainsaw Review


Garden Tiller Review:


Disclosure:  Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links, which can provide compensation to me at no cost to you if you decide to purchase. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.