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Garden Tools For Kids and Adults

Updated on October 3, 2014
Gardening Trowel
Gardening Trowel | Source

Garden Tools, Bucket Caddies, Books, and More

Are you looking for a new set of gardening tools? Or maybe you're just starting out with gardening and are looking for information about what tools you might need?

Good quality tools make gardening much more pleasurable. We've got quite a few gardening tools here to chose from, including ergonomically designed garden tools, short handled gardening tools, bucket tool caddies, tools for kids and for adults, gloves, wheelbarrows, and more. Yes, there are even some books on gardening!

In addition, you'll find a list of some of the most necessary gardening tools, for those who are just starting out.

Garden Tool Sets and equipment make wonderful gifts for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, or birthday, for those who enjoy gardening. Of course, if you're here buying something for yourself, that's great too!

Some favorite gift items include: tool sets, and tool caddies.

Many of the short handled gardening tool sets listed on this page come with a handy canvas bag or a case to keep your garden tools organized and ready for use.

There's also a garden tool caddy which fits around the outside of a 5 gallon bucket! Use the inside of the bucket for compost, soil, weeds, your gardening plans, a gardening book, or other items, while the outside stores your tools! If you'd like, top it off with a bucket seat so that your garden caddy becomes a garden seat too!

The Basic Gardening Tools You'll Need

If you are planning to do some gardening, you will need a few basic tools.

  • A shovel - for digging large holes for planting trees and other plants. You can also use it for mixing compost and top soil (or other items) together in a wheelbarrow.
  • A hoe for breaking up clumps of soil, digging up garden weeds when you are first starting a garden, getting rocks out of your garden, separating clumps of grass from the dirt it was growing in (when you are first starting a gardening bed), etc..
  • A leaf rake. These are useful for more than just raking leaves! They come in handy when you want to
  • A pick ax, if your dirt is really hard (like clay)
  • A pair of pruners, clippers, or sheers, for pruning shrubbery, cutting flowers to bring inside, or removing small dead branches from plants or trees
  • Watering can
  • Watering hose, with adjustable nozzel
  • Sprinkler or sprinkling system
  • Gardening gloves
  • A bucket for putting weeds, seeds, or tools in.
  • A trimmer, such as a Weed Eater, for getting rid of tall weeds against a fence, house, mailbox, etc.
  • An edger for edging around the garden, walkways, the driveway, and the street
  • A trowel for digging small holes for planting seeds or seedlings
  • A gardening rake for moving the soil around very loosely on the top (to smooth the bed before and after planting), get weeds up, and other things
  • A lawn mover
  • A wheelbarrow for carting soil, plants, and other things around the yard
  • String and polls or trellises for supporting tomato plants and other plants
  • A book or magazine on gardening
  • plants or seeds
  • compost and topsoil, unless your soil is already rich
  • mulch - to put around plants, mailboxes, etc to keep weeds out

Working with clay soils

When we first moved into our current house (15 years ago), we had mostly clay in our yard. Clay is very hard on plants. It's also hard to dig holes in!! We often needed a pick ax just to dig the hole! Every time we planted anything, whether it was a vegetable garden, a tree, a shrub, or a flowering plant, we added a combination of topsoil and compost, mixing some of the clay into it. Also, instead of bagging our grass clippings, we let the lawn mower mulch them and leave them on the grass. Over the years, both of these things have enriched our soil.

If you have clay in your yard, please be aware that some plants thrive in clay.

Ask at your local plant nursery for suggestions on what might grow well in your type of soil and in your climate. They can also advise you as to what you need to add to your soil.

Garden Tool Caddies

and accessories

Garden Bucket Caddy - Fits on a 5 gallon bucket and has plenty of pockets to hold all your tools and other items!

Garden Bucket Caddy

The garden bucket caddy is such a fabulous idea! It's great for taking your tools and all those little extras (like a water bottle or cell phone) out to the garden with you! If you're pulling up weeds, throw them right in the bucket! The bucket can also be used to hold a pad of paper (your garden plans or a small notebook, for example), a gardening book, soil, compost, mulch, or many other items. Surrounding the bucket is a durable canvas wrap with 9 deep pockets and even two smaller pockets for carrying pencils! Please not that this item contains on the easy-to-clean canvas wrap with pockets. The bucket and tools are not included.

EasySeat Lightweight Plastic Bucket Seat

This seat fits on top of a 3 to 5 gallon bucket. Adding a "lid" to the bucket caddy (shown above) allows you to turn your bucket tool caddy into a garden seat as well!

Garden Tool Sets

3-Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set - Garden tool set that is excellent for the patio, outdoor, or indoor gardener!

Fiskars 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set (7067)
Fiskars 3 Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set (7067)

This gardening tools set contains 3 Fiskar short-handled, ergonomically designed garden tools: A trowel, a transplanter, and a cultivator. Each tool is made up of one-piece of rust-resistant polished aluminum and has oversized Softtouch handles. combines lightweight comfort with well-balanced strength.

Comes with a lifetime warranty.


Radius Garden's Ergonomic Hand Tools

Radius Garden's Ergonomic Hand Tools

Four Ergonomically Shaped Hand Tools

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4-Piece Gardening Hand Tool Set - Gardening Trowel, Transplanter, Weeder, and Cultivator

Radius Garden Ergonomic Hand Tool Set

The Radius Garden set, shown above, comes with four Ergonomic Hand Tools: a Trowel, a Transplanter, a Weeder and a Cultivator. This set of tools has a very smart design! They don't include more metal than necessary, as they want the tools to be lightweight. Notice the comfortable curved grip which creates more leverage and reduces stress! The curve is designed to be the same as the natural curve of your hand. The blades are made of polished aluminum and are quite light and strong.

By the way, if you decide to purchase these ergonomic tools, you can select the color of the handle for your set: Green, Blue, Orange, and Purple.

Garden Tools That Come With A Bag or Case

5-Piece Garden Tool Set With Tote And Folding Seat, by Picnic Time

The Gardener comes in two colors: botanical (shown above) and green (shown below).

As you can see in the photo above, the seat can be detached from the storage tote.

5-piece Garden Tool Bag Gift Set in Pink

- Four garden tools and a pink garden bag to store them all in!

This 5-piece Garden Tool Bag Gift Set comes with multi purpose garden bag, comfort grip bypass pruner, stainless steel floral shears, comfort grip aluminum cultivator, and comfort grip aluminum trowel.

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Marathon Industries 5 cubic feet Dual-Wheel Yard Rover Wheelbarrow comes in pink, ladybug, and green.

Marathon Dual-Wheel Residential Yard Rover Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart - Green
Marathon Dual-Wheel Residential Yard Rover Wheelbarrow and Yard Cart - Green

This is a top seller!! This wheelbarrow is rust-proof and comes in green, pink, and ladybug. The wheelbarrow handle is a loop, with cushioning to make your yardwork more comfortable!


Gloves for Gardening

Medium Bubble Gum Pink Dirt Digger Gardening Gloves - Gardening / All Purpose Gardening Gloves

Boss 8401PM Medium Bubble Gum Pink Dirt Digger Gardening (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Boss 8401PM Medium Bubble Gum Pink Dirt Digger Gardening (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

These lightweight, highly flexible gloves have an extra textured rubber coating for more protection and a solid grip, as well as precurved seamless fingertips to add comfort and increase the life of the gloves.

Magid TE166T Terra Collection Deluxe Spandex Back Gardening Gloves, Medium
Magid TE166T Terra Collection Deluxe Spandex Back Gardening Gloves, Medium

These gardening gloves have reinforced fingertips, have a lightweight spandex on the back for breathability, synthetic leather on the palms and fingertips, and a terrycloth brow wipe along the thumb.

Bamboo Glove with Nitrile Palm - Womens Medium
Bamboo Glove with Nitrile Palm - Womens Medium

These soft, comfortable gloves are breathable and cool, whisk moisture away, and made of bamboo.


Gardening Books

Gardening Tools For Kids

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Tool Set - for children

G & F 10012 JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set with Tote hand rake shovel trowel
G & F 10012 JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set with Tote hand rake shovel trowel

This set of garden tools is designed for kids and comes with a trowel, rake, shovel, and cute garden bag!


Mini Garden Tool Sets For The Kids - Kids love having their own gardening tools so they can work along side Mom or Dad!

Organic Gardening Video

Comments? Do you enjoy gardening? - What type of garden(s) do you have? What's your favorite gardening tool?

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      audrey07 5 years ago

      The one that comes with a tote and folding seat sure looks handy. Gardening can be tiring after all and there is when having a place to sit would be nice!

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      Great gardening tools as we wait for the spring season

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      ReviewNook 6 years ago

      I love my flower garden although I'm not very good at it. I also love pink so I've found some garden tools in pink that I didn't know even existed. Thanks!

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      Great page for gardeners! :)

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      Winter52 LM 6 years ago

      Love the pink carry all... everything at your fingertips. :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I would love to have any of these great Garden Tool Sets.

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      Terrie_Schultz 6 years ago

      I grow herbs, veggies and flowers.

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      Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I adore gardening, mostly flowers but some veggies - just pray the squirrels and rabbits will leave 'em alone and usually they don't. I have several of these gardening tools and it is certainly time to be dreaming of lush gardens!

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I wish I had a big garden so I could justify getting a pink wheelbarrow!

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Alas, even the best garden tool sets would not change the color of my thumb to green. Thankfully, my roommate has a green thumb and I get to eat his home-grown tomatoes every year.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would love to have a mix of a flower and a fruit garden... that is when I retire full-time I guess! I like some of the new tools (to me) featured here! :)

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      My daughter would go nuts for these pink items! Great gift ideas.

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      I love gardening. I planted a garden one year with my granddaughter. She loved it, all she talked about all summer.