From Antivist

You generally get what you pay for when buying garden tools such as shovels, trowels, and pruners. High quality tools can last for years with proper care. Cheap tools eventually break and have to be thrown away. It pays to invest in garden tools that will last. Buy the best tools you can afford.

Try out garden tools before you buy them. Make sure they fit you comfortably and will suit your needs. Smaller, lightweight garden tools are available and work well for light tasks. For heavier jobs, look for heavy duty tools with blades or tines made of forged or stainless steel.

Caring For Your Tools

If you take the time to maintain your Gardening tools, they’ll work better and last longer.

  • Clean your tools after each use.
  • Sharpen your tools periodically or take them to a hardware store to have them sharpened.
  • Sterilize cutting tools with bleach or hydrogen peroxide between uses.
  • Lubricate your tools to keep them from rusting. An easy way is to add some oil to a bucket of sand. Plunge metal tools into the bucket after each use. Alternatively, wipe the blades with linseed oil between uses.


  • Flower pots
  • Sterilized soil
  • Hoes
  • Shovels
  • Watering cans
  • Watering hoses


  • Picks
  • Spades
  • Pitchforks
  • Shovels
  • Hoes
  • Gooseneck Hoe
  • Grub Hoe
  • Hand Tools
  • Weeder/Router
  • Fishtail Weeder
  • Asparagus Knife
  • Weed slicer
  • Pruning Shears (both short handle and long handle)
  • Tool Sharpener
  • Pruning Saws
  • Long handled pruning cutters
  • Cold Frame
  • Peat Pots
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Watering Cans
  • Hoses & Connections
  • Compost containers
  • Sprayers
  • Star harrow & Hoe
  • Oscillating Hoe
  • Rakes - metal and bamboo
  • Bulb planter
  • Hammer
  • Nails - various sizes
  • Screws - various sizes
  • Saws - several sizes
  • Screwdrivers - various sizes
  • Levels
  • Hand push mower
  • Brooms - several types
  • Dustpans
  • Plant stakes
  • Trellises
  • Work boots - more than one pair
  • A large supply of extra nuts, bolts, nails, screws, wrench set, 200 of feet of nylon rope, duct tape, electrical tape
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