Gardening is an activity enjoyed by many from amateur gardeners to landscapers to Master Gardeners. No matter the skill level, all gardeners should have a set of reliable, durable, and sharp gardening tools. Gardening is a tiring yet rewarding activity; if you garden with dull or cheap quality tools, you’ll end up tiring out quicker and end up doing more work than necessary. Investing in a nice pair of pruning shears, gloves, garden kneeler & seat, spade, and garden knife will benefit you and your garden tremendously.
To help you, we’ve selected some of the best gardening tools to purchase this summer.
Pruning shears are a definite must for all gardeners. They make cutting small branches, trimming bushes and flowers easier. If you’re searching for a quality pruning shear, we recommend the Felco F2 Classic Bypass Hand Pruner.
What is a bypass pruner? It’s a single-handed pruner with two curved blades that are designed to give a plant a clean cut without tearing the plant’s tissue. When the plant has a cleaner cut, the quicker it will heal. Plants are susceptible to disease through rough, jagged cuts because the plant takes longer to heal.
The Felco F-2 has a forged aluminum handle with a rubber coating that has shock-absorbing pads so your hands won’t tire easily. This is also a great choice of pruner if you have achy joints or arthritis. Another unique feature of the Felco is a sap groove that prevents the blades from sticking. Best of all, there is a lifetime warranty on Felco pruners.
Pulling weeds, cutting small branches, and digging holes can tire out your hands and leave them feeling achy. So, if you’re looking for a pair of gardening gloves that protect your hands from dirt and debris while preventing your hands from fatigue, we suggest the Bionic ReliefGrip Gardening Glove. The Bionic ReliefGrip Gardening Gloves were designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon and made to address pain points people experience with gardening.
Aside from the protection they give your hands, they’re also a very durable glove. A silicone lining coats the fingertips helping protect your fingers from thorns and rough plants. The silicone grip allows you to pull tough weeds and keeps your tools from slipping out of your hands. There is a terrycloth lining inside the glove to absorb hand sweat and keep them dry, so you can do more work.
Weeding can be hard on the knees and back, and tends to be a laborious activity–but it doesn’t have to be. There are weeders on the market that don’t require you to bend down or be on your knees. Fiskars Deluxe Stand-Up Weeder is an easy-to-use tool that turns an arduous activity into a simple and pain-free task with the reinforced foot platform, so you can step down and break the soil. This weeder has four stainless steel, serrated claws that grab the weed at its roots and permanently removes them. If your yard is full of dandelions or other invasive weeds, no need to reach for the harsh weed-killing chemicals, this tool will remove them for good.
This two-in-one product is back and knee saver, that you’re definitely gonna want to have in your arsenal this summer. The Onhuhu Gardener Kneel and Seat can be turn into a garden seat or flatten into a kneeler, and it comes with two pouches for your tools. Additionally, this lightweight and durable product can handle any gardening mishap, it’s constructed with a steel frame and EVA for extra support. The Onhuhu is easily transportable due to how light weight it is, so you can take it all over your garden without having to break a sweat.
A garden knife is your secret weapon to breaking through tough soil, dividing flowers, and cutting through root systems. There are a lot of garden knives out there, but the Hori Hori is at the top of its game. “Hori Hori” means “Dig Dig” in Japanese, and that’s exactly what it does, it cuts through soil effortlessly, because of the durable, 6.5-inch stainless steel blade. The blade is slightly curved which makes it great for planting, and there are measurements on the blade that’ll help you keep track of soil depth for digging. If this garden knife couldn’t get more durable, the Hori Hori has a sturdy wooden handle that can take a beating or two. For added protection, the Hori Hori has a vinyl sheath with an attached belt loop.