Deals We Love: Garden Tools

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Two essential hand tools any experienced gardener should have in hand.

Deals We Love is a new series of posts aimed at connecting consumers with products they shouldn’t overlook. Our goal is to highlight products valued for their high quality and lasting legacy.

Quality hand tools are a must in gardening. So many of the tasks necessary to keep a garden bountiful and beautiful can only be done by hand. Today on Deals We Love, we’ve selected two classic tools any avid gardener should have on hand. If you find joy in the dedication and hard work that comes with gardening, you’ll marvel at the facility and integrity of these tools.

via The Gardners Friend

The Gardener’s Friend Pruning Shears

Pruning and trimming is a primary task in maintaining a beautiful garden. You can spend all kinds of money on any number of fancy shears out there, but few are as capable as these. Designed by professional gardeners, their ratcheting design easily cuts branches up to one inch thick, yet they are still lightweight and balanced enough to handle the most delicate trimming chores.

There is much more than meets the eye with these pruning shears:

  • They’re ambidextrous, with right and left hand locks;
  • An integrated oiling sponge cleans and preserves the blades;
  • Hardened carbon steel blades are replaceable.

Beyond all these thoughtful design features, these clippers are incredibly easy on your hands. This is a welcome bonus not only for older gardeners, but anyone who loves toiling for hours in their garden. Even at their normal price the quality of these shears far outweighs their cost, but right now you can find them at 20 percent off.

Shop Now

via barebones living

Barebones Hori Hori Ultimate Garden Knife

Hori Hori roughly translated from Japanese means “Dig Dig.” This is an activity all gardeners can relate to, yet this simple tool does so much more. It helps you  trench, plant, cut and even pop the cap off your favorite bottled drink. Because of its versatility, this has become a go-to tool for serious gardeners. Few venture into the garden without it.

This tool has a feel of permanence when you hold it. The folks at Barebones did an amazing job of replicating the same Japanese craftsmanship that went into the original Hori Hori knifes. Its walnut handle and tempered steel blade will endure hours of use and prove worthy for a lifetime legacy of gardening. The purchase price for this fine gardening tool is just pennies on the dollar for the years of reliable and efficient use it will provide.

Shop Now

Bill Bergmann
“Bungalow” Bill Bergmann is an associate editor at Family Handyman. He’s been a licensed contractor/builder for more than 20 years. For him, there’s nothing better than taking out a few walls to make people happier in their homes.