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15 Best Garden Tools at Harbor Freight

When the teeth-chattering chill of winter gives way to warmer days, stock up on Harbor Freight's variety of essential garden tools for all seasons!

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Wood-Handled Leaf Rake

A noble and indispensable garden tool for anyone with a patch of earth to tend, this Harbor Freight leaf rake from One Stop Gardens makes piling leaves, collecting grass cuttings and smoothing out soil easier.

The 26 strong and springy polypropylene tines are guaranteed not to kink or rust, while tough enough to withstand weekend-gardener or full-time landscaper use. And thanks to the extra-wide span, it gathers more plant debris per stroke so yard work gets done faster.

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Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

If you want your lawn to look good without having to break your back to keep it mowed, self-propelled lawn mowers have just enough extra kick to make quick work of it. They’re perfect for steep slopes and large yards. This 80-volt, 21-inch Atlas mower packs more than enough power to cut even the tallest, mangiest grass. It’s even got a variable speed cruise control that adjusts to your pace, and the motor has the technology to adjust performance for more power and longer runtime based on the job.

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Three-Piece Garden Tool Set

This Harbor Freight garden tool set from Greenwood includes a hand trowel to dig holes for planting and potting, a narrower transplanting trowel (marked in inches and centimeters) to gauge deep plantings like bulbs and a three-prong cultivator for aerating and loosening soil.

Harbor Freight has packaged all three together in a convenient and economical set. Each versatile tool is made of durable stainless steel and has a soft-touch comfort grip for a secure hold, even with gloved hands. The handle holes allow easy hanging storage.

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Mesh Steel Deck Wagon

A wheelbarrow can be a great help when gardening, but for some items the traditional curved body isn’t ideal. (Bags of mulch, anyone?) For those tasks, a flat-bed wagon is your best bet.

The Harbor Freight mesh steel deck wagon by One Stop Gardens with its 2-ft. x 4-ft. bed is big enough to haul large materials but small enough to wind through narrow paths. And with 1,000 pounds of carrying capability, there’s little chance of overloading it.

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Outdoor Dual Smart Plug

Easily control all your outdoor devices, from leaf blowers to hedge trimmers and weed whackers tor tillers, right from your smartphone with Harbor Freight’s dual-outlet smart plug from GEENI. Double your ability to remotely control and schedule lawn sprinklers or rodent repellers after you download the app, plug in and connect.

This plug works with most 2.4Ghz WiFi networks so a hub isn’t required. The plug set comes with a water-resistant socket cover and a hanging buckle. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana.

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Long Reach Lopper

No more struggling to trim trees and vines! The Harbor Freight long-reach ratcheting bypass lopper from Greenwood makes clean cuts on the toughest, woodiest branches. It features a ratchet action and telescoping handle that goes from 18-1/2-inches to 31-1/8-inches.

Besides extending, the lopper provides the right amount of leverage to get you to branches and limbs that others can’t. The blades and hook are forged from high-carbon steel, making it an incredible value at about $15.

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Garden Pick/Planter

Harbor Freight’s garden pick/planter by One Stop Gardens is an obvious winner for breaking up hard, dried soil. The mattock-style tiller sports a pick at one end and an adze for digging and cultivating on the other. It’s especially useful when working in confined areas of the garden, and its nonslip handled grip helps you hold on tight even through tough burrowing.

Harbor Freight buyer Jim was pleased with the pick, saying, “[It] helped me dig a ditch, thru some tough red clay.”

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Fireman’s Hose Nozzle

Harbor Freight’s generously sized fireman-style hose nozzle from Greenwood may be the easiest nozzle you’ve ever used.

Admittedly, sometimes you need a hose nozzle that creates a gentle mist to water delicate plants. Other times, only a slow drip soaker will do. But in many cases you need a strong jet stream to reach all the way across the yard. Fortunately, this handy fireman’s hose nozzle, with flow and control from low to high pressure, does it all.

The nozzle features jet, shower, soaker, cone, flat and mist patterns controlled by a lever so there’s no more constant squeezing! It fits onto any standard garden hose.

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Rodent Repeller

A more humane way to rid your garden of burrowing pests, Harbor Freight’s mole and gopher chaser from Greenwood does the job by emitting a sound pulse that drives rodents away. (Humans can’t hear it.)

The ultrasonic tone sounds every 30 seconds to effectively drive away rodents without the use of poison or bait. The manufacturer suggests placing two about 60 feet apart. The repeller runs on a solar-powered rechargeable battery, so it can work day and night to protect your yard from underground destruction.

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Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Are you searching for a versatile hedge trimmer that delivers a powerful cut and is easy to maneuver? Look no further than this Harbor Freight 20 volt cordless electric trimmer for all your hedge, bush and shrub shaping and sculpting needs.

The dual-action 20-inch blade lets you cut shoots and branches up to 9/16-in. in diameter from the right or left side. Lightweight enough to easily reach high hedging and large shrubs, its large handle is comfortable and easy to grip for better cutting control.

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Electronic Insect Zapper

When you’re having fun working in the garden, small flying bugs can be a total buzz kill. Solution? Switch on this electronic insect swatter from Harbor Freight and zap those bugs!

Don’t be deceived by its unassuming, ping pong-racket look. This swatter effectively exacts the ultimate revenge on bugs, killing them instantly. It functions indoors and out, recharging using any DC adapter plug. It’s so affordable, go ahead and buy several: one to keep at home, one in the trunk of the car and one in your RV.

Not only does this electronic insect swatter work, but customers also report that it’s fun to use, too.

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Mini-Shovel

This Harbor Freight round nose shovel might be mini, but it’s also mighty! Measuring a compact 27 inches, this shovel is small enough to tuck into a wheelbarrow or rolling seat tray, but the high tensile strength-laminate fiberglass handle and impact dispersing D-grip let it pack a full-sized punch. It’s ideal for planting shrubs or shaping an existing hole — really any time you need some holes dug.

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Backpack Sprayer

Fill it up, strap it on and go! Harbor Freight’s four-gallon backpack sprayer/spray tank by Greenwood ensures a healthy and happy garden. It’s the perfect tool for spreading everything from water, fertilizer, weed controller, pesticides and even deck sealers.

Made of robust polyethylene, the translucent tank that allows you to monitor liquid levels easily. It also comes with a handy shoulder strap and funnel top for fast and efficient filling. It’s a great way to spray!

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Round Point Shovel

Break new ground with this Harbor Freight classic 56-inch round point shovel by One Stop Gardens. It’s ideal for cutting through hard, stony soil to scoop into a wheelbarrow.

A favorite of backyard gardeners, urban landscapers and rural ranchers alike, the long, 40-inch handle is made of durable fiberglass laminate with a comfort foam grip. It also boasts a heavy-duty collar and super-strong 10-inch-wide round-point steel blade for digging in deep. All this for just under $12.

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Gardening Gloves

Protection from dirt, thorns, barbs and bugs is important, but so is flexibility. Harbor Freight’s gardening gloves by Hardy offer exceptional grip in wet or dry conditions.

Constructed of lightweight, breathable knit, they’re also coated with nitrile, a substance that shields hands from the elements while allowing superior touch and feel. Elastic wrists keep dirt and debris out. The work gloves come three pairs to a pack in sizes small/medium or large/X-large.

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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