To get a bounty of fresh flowers, veggies, and fruit, you have to put in a little (well, a lot) of elbow grease. These best-selling garden tools, ranging from tried-and-tested gloves to game-changing weed killers, will leave your yard looking its best. Whether you're starting from scratch or are curious about the tools that other Amazon shoppers use to make their gardens grow, check out this list of top-rated picks before getting to work. Because your garden isn't going to plant itself, ya know?
These long pruning gloves are made of premium goat grain, so sharp thorns won't poke through. You can even take 'em beyond your garden: One reviewer wears them while brushing her long-haired Persian cat to avoid bites and scratches.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "I feel like everyone who has a rose bush should have these gloves. In fact, I just bought two more pairs for my mom and my sister for Mother's Day."
Say goodbye to aches and pains with this kneeling pad and garden seat. Perfect for gardeners with bad backs, this foldable seat comes with two sets of tool pouches, so you can hold all of your essentials right by your side.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "My husband is quite impressed with the design, durability and ease of use. He stated, 'The Arthritis Foundation should jump on sharing this product.'"
These are the shears to buy according to the 2,900 reviewers that gave it a near-perfect five-star rating on Amazon. They also come with a lifetime warranty so on the off-chance you break 'em, Fiskars will send you a new pair for free.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "I was very impressed by their ability to dominate any size branch that I could fit into its jaws. I cut down several large branches off a tree and these shears could even tackle half-inch thick branches"
PSA: Weeding doesn't have to bust your back. Instead, use this tool to claw up dandelions, thistles, and other invasive plants without bending over. To make weeding even less of a chore, use this tool after it rains.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "It should come standard when you get a new house. My yard was full of weeds from the last owner, and I filled two buckets of weeds with this thing in 20 minutes. "
Give your entire toolkit an overhaul with this set of stainless steel tools, including pruning shears, trowel, transplant trowel, hand rake, weeder, and cultivator. Plus, everything comes tucked inside a sleek black bag for easy transport.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "Very impressed with the quality of the gardening tools in this set! The items are well made and the handles are exceptionally comfortable because of the thick rubber covering."
Meet the best way to keep your plants — tomato vines, especially — secure and supported. After cutting these soft-sided ties to any desired length, they'll manipulate your garden to grow just the way you want it too.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "This stuff is amazing and every time I turn around, I find a new use for it. I even keep a roll in my car glove box!"
Not only will this set of 10 slate labels give your garden personality, but you'll be able to keep track of all of your herbs and flowers (with the help of a chalk marker).
What Reviewers Are Saying: "These are just what I’ve been looking for — heavy duty labels for my gardens that add a professional feel. And bonus: They are easy to write on."
Most bulbs need to be planted anywhere from three to six inches deep, which is a task in itself. This drill, which works in various types of soil, digs deep holes without the extra elbow grease.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "I just finished planting 90 daffodil bulbs in clay soil in about 90 minutes. But the real point isn't the length of time it took, but the effort required. Short version: not much."
Ensure that you're giving your budding plants all the space that they deserve with this handy tool. After pressing the tool into the soil, it leaves an impression behind that you can use as your planting guide.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "This is absolutely perfect for an experienced or the novice gardener, like myself! This tool took out ALL of the guesswork and it was actually fun using this with my teenaged son and toddler."
If you really want to become a serious gardener, store your trusty pair of pruning shears in a leather holster. That way you can stay hands-free while you're working in the garden while looking super cool.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "This holster is perfect. The craftsmanship is excellent, and it is protecting my expensive shears."
Because it takes beauty to grow something beautiful, right? This do-it-all tote comes with two different sets of gloves and six tools decorated with bright florals.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "This is perfect for a beginner gardener. Even with all the base tools, the bag is big enough to store extra accessories."
With this multi-purpose Japanese gardening tool, you can dig and scoop soil, as well as cut roots and vines. When you're not using it, keep it nice and secure in the accompanying leather holder.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "Long story short, get this. It's so well made that you'll be passing it on to your kids. It has a considerable heft to it, but that just speaks to its quality because it's not difficult to use at all."
Every gardener needs a watering can. This classic sprinkler has an extra-wide spout, along with on-trend copper accents that make it okay to leave out on display.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "I spent forever trying to find a watering can that was useful, but also aesthetically pleasing to use as decor. This one was perfect for me."
If you're lacking garden space, think up not out with this trellis, which climbs more than 4 feet tall. Ideal for cucumbers, squash, peas, and flowering vines, this top pick can also be folded flat and stored when not in use.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "This is perfect for our small garden. Now I can have all of the veggies I wanted in my garden without taking up so much space!"
Before you start planting flowers, vegetables, and fruits, you have to set the stage. This pair of 12-inch scoops are a game-changer for removing leaves — wet or otherwise — and placing mulch in your refreshed flower beds.
What Reviewers Are Saying: "When it comes to yard work and scraping up wet leaves, these are definitely worth their weight in gold. They really make things easier and speed up the process when doing yard work."