Whether you are a beginner or professional gardener, you need to carefully pick your gardening tools list to suit tasks you need to do in your garden without overwhelming your budget.
We selected 5 must-have garden tools that’ll make your gardening experience easier and funnier:
Felco 2 Pruner
I’ll start with well-loved Felco 2 pruners because no matter what projects I’m working on outside, I always have a pair with me or really close by.
In fact, I love and use them so much that I have four pairs, I have them stashed all over the place. One of the pairs actually stays in my car most of the time, because you never know when you’re driving down the road and you see something really pretty that you want to cut down to use in a project, you can if you have your Felco close to you.
Felco 2 comes in industry standards. In fact, it’s what you see most professionals using like at garden centers and growing facilities.
There are lots of different models of Felco but the “2”s are the classic original Felco. They are super comfortable to use, have a grip on one side that fits my hands perfectly and the longer you use them they wear down and kind of conform to your hand, you almost feel like you are one with the pruners when you’re gardening.
I also really like the thumb catch that unlocks and locks the blades which is within comfortable reaching distance for my thumb, so I can unlock and lock the blades really easily.
They cut branches up to one inch in diameter which is a really good size for a pair of hand pruners to cut.
I find also that’s super helpful that they have a wire nut at the bottom of the cutting blade, so I can cut stems and then cut the wire with the same tool.
The other thing that I really like about Felco 2, is that if any of the parts are broken, I can easily replace them instead of buying a brand new pair of pruners. You can find parts you need for these pruners like blades and springs in most of the gardening centers.
Atlas Nitrile Gloves
Most gardeners do not often wear gloves, and that’s because they feel too bulky; there is too much material and your fingers lose dexterity and you can not feel what you are doing.
Atlas nitrile gloves fit really snug and they are thin enough to still feel everything that you are doing, they come in several different sizes so you can find a size that fits you really.
The last thing I like about them is they are lightweight and breathable, so they protect your hands without making them feel sweaty or really hot. When you are out working in a hundred-plus degree, these gloves keep your hands cool and protect them at the same time.
Collapsible Gardening Bag
There a lot of good brands in the market, and my pick is this model from Worx, made of canvas with an inner steel spring.
The reason why I really like these gardening bags is that when I’m out in the garden, gathering big loads of leaves or garden debris, it’s nice that these bags are freestanding close to me. The sides aren’t floppy they are not collapsing in on themselves, it just stand nice and upright and I can easily put stuff in there without problems.
The other thing is that it folds down flat so it makes it really easy to store.
This one is a 26-gallon size and it holds up to 100 pounds, which I think is a really good average size for most gardeners. There are different sizes, larger ones can be useful for jobs like leaf removal since leaves aren’t as heavy.
Corona Pruning Saw
This is a tool that I grab when I have a pruning job to do; if I have branches that are too much to my Felco to handle, this one does such a great job. The razor tooth blade cuts through medium to large size branches really well, it’s just like butter.
I don’t know if it’s like the curvature of the blade or the way the handle is shaped, but it doesn’t tire me out like traditional size. They seem to get caught in the wood and just glide through it usually.
It’s also really lightweight, which makes a huge difference if you’ve got a big pruning job to do.
You can buy replacement blades for this one as well.
For the rake, I suggest the brand “Bond”. The main reason why I really love this Rake is that it’s adjustable; you can use it skinny if you’re doing your flowerbed cleanup or adjust it wider if you’ve got larger spaces to cover.
Most traditional rakes you know, just stay wide and you can’t make them fit in smaller spaces, which is not easy in flowerbeds when you’ve got perennials and shrubs and other plants planted close to each other. With this Adjustable Rake from “Bond”, I can adjust it and sneak behind the plant that I need to clean behind easily.
The other thing I like about it is that the tines are flexible. So, if you have evergreens with leaves stuck in them or ground cover that got a bunch of junk on the top, you can gently pull the rake across or through the evergreen and it’ll remove all the junk without damaging the plant.
Those are five tools that every gardener needs from beginners to professionals. You can check product links for more information.