Top 12 Essential Garden Tools and Gear for Every Gardener

In the Garden Sue May 21, 2023
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Top 12 Essential Garden Tools and Gear for Every Gardener

A well-equipped gardener knows that having the right tools and gear is vital for successful gardening. Whether you're a novice or an experienced gardener, investing in high-quality equipment can make a world of difference. In this article, we've expanded our list to include the top 12 essential garden tools and gear that every gardener should consider. From practical footwear to efficient power tools, these additions will further enhance your gardening experience.

Let's explore these essential items that I use in my garden and have reviewed thoroughly!

1. Sloggers Footwear:

Protecting your feet is crucial when working in the garden, and Sloggers Footwear offers comfortable and durable options. These waterproof shoes are designed specifically for gardening, with excellent traction and easy cleaning, ensuring your feet stay dry and comfortable.

2. Columbia Booney Hat:

Shielding yourself from the sun is essential during long hours in the garden. The Columbia Booney Hat provides UPF 50 sun protection and features a wide brim for maximum coverage. It is breathable, cool, and lightweight, making it perfect for extended gardening sessions. The blue hat has a pony tail cut out, which is essential if you wear your hair up while gardening.

3. Gloves with Grip:

Gloves with a secure grip are indispensable for handling tools and protecting your hands. Look for gloves made with durable materials, such as synthetic leather or rubber, that offer both flexibility and a secure grip. Your hands will not fatigue as quickly in gloves made of material for better grip. Check out the thermal lined ones for working in the cold weather, too.

4. Garden Basket to Carry Tools or your Harvest:

A garden basket or tote bag is a practical accessory for carrying tools and supplies. It keeps your essentials organized and within reach, allowing you to move around the garden efficiently and avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.

5. Garden Planner:

A garden planner is a valuable tool for organizing and designing your garden. It helps you visualize your layout, plan crop rotations, and keep track of planting schedules. I started making my own handmade logs to organize and help my gardens flourish, then decided to publish them into a garden journal that would suit any kind of gardener's needs.

Garden Planner

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6. Garden Kneeler:

To protect your knees and back from strain while working close to the ground, a garden kneeler is a game-changer. It provides cushioning and support, making tasks like planting, weeding, and pruning more comfortable and enjoyable. I have had this for 6 years and use it every time I am in the garden!

7. Garden Cart or Wheelbarrow:

Transporting heavy loads of soil, mulch, or plants becomes effortless with a garden cart or wheelbarrow. Look for a sturdy and well-balanced option that can handle your gardening needs. It will save you time and effort, especially when moving heavy materials. This makes gardening and yard cleanup a must have for any gardener. It's a wagon and a dump cart all in one. The 2 in 1 convertible handle can be towed behind a tractor or ATV or pulled by hand. 1,200 lb. load capacity.

8. Garden Pruning Saw from EGO:

For larger branches and tougher pruning jobs, a reliable pruning saw is a must-have. The EGO Power+ Cordless Pruning Saw offers powerful performance and cordless convenience. Its brushless motor and sharp blade make quick work of cutting through thick branches.

My Husband using our Pruning Saw from EGO:

pole saw

9. Pruning Shears from Felco:

Felco pruning shears are renowned for their quality and precision. They are ideal for trimming, shaping, and harvesting plants. Felco offers a range of models suitable for different hand sizes and pruning needs, ensuring clean and efficient cuts. I have had mine for 10 years and they are still in great shape!

10. Ergonomic Trowel:

An ergonomic trowel minimizes strain on your hand and wrist during digging and planting. Look for a trowel with a comfortable handle and a sturdy, rust-resistant blade. This tool will make your planting tasks easier and more enjoyable.

11. Mantis Garden Tiller:

The Mantis Garden Tiller is a versatile tool that makes soil preparation a breeze. Its compact size and powerful performance allow you to effortlessly break up compacted soil and mix in compost or amendments, ensuring optimal growing conditions for your plants.

My Mantis tiller:

my tiller

12. Leaf Blower from EGO:

Keeping your garden free from debris and leaves is made easy with the EGO Power+ Cordless Leaf Blower. This battery-powered blower offers high performance and efficient leaf clearing

without the noise and fumes of a gas-powered alternative.

Here is mine:

leaf blower

With these top 12 essential garden tools and gear, you'll be well-equipped to tackle any gardening task. From protecting yourself with Sloggers footwear and a Columbia Booney Hat to efficiently carrying your tools with a garden basket, these additions will enhance your gardening experience. The Felco pruning shears, EGO pruning saw, and Mantis garden tiller will help you maintain your plants and prepare the soil effectively. Don't forget the garden planner to stay organized and the ergonomic trowel for comfortable planting. Finally, the garden kneeler, garden cart, and EGO leaf blower will make your gardening sessions more comfortable and efficient. Invest in high-quality tools and gear, and watch your garden flourish with ease and enjoyment.

Happy gardening!

Here are my Latest Garden Tools Reviews:

Cordless Leaf Blower:

https://inthegardensue.com/blog/ego-cordless-leaf-blower-review

Small Garden Tiller:

https://inthegardensue.com/blog/garden-tiller-reviews-and-buying-guide-an-honest-womans-perspective

Cordless Lightweight Hedge Trimmer:

https://inthegardensue.com/blog/lightweight-hedge-trimmer-for-ladies-an-honest-womans-review

Cordless Power Chainsaw:

https://inthegardensue.com/blog/ego-cordless-hedge-trimmer-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 on qualifying purchases