Must-Have Gardening Tools

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Gardening is a terrific hobby. It not only brings you the enjoyment and satisfaction of experiencing the growth of the flowers and vegetables you planted and tended, but is a wonderful way to get moderate exercise, and plenty of fresh air and sunshine. But gardening can also cause strained back muscles, carpal tunnel syndrome, scratches, and other aches and pains, so protect yourself as you enjoy your time in the garden.

Compression gloves

You should always garden with some kind of glove on, but you can truly protect your hands by wearing a good pair of compression gloves. Bionic ReliefGrip gardening gloves are reasonably priced and feature silicone finger pads that assist your grip. They have a snug fit with mild compression to help reduce any pain in your hands.

Bionic Gloves Women's ReliefGrip Golf Glove (Small, Right)
  • Better grip more relief for arthritic hands
  • Enhanced triple row finger grip system promotes a lighter more stable and confident grip to help reduce hand fatigue
  • A form-fitting LightPrene material for added wrist support especially at the base of the thumb
  • Lycra motion and web zones provide more freedom of motion and keep the hand drier and more comfortable
  • 100% Cabretta Leather

Stand-up weeder

Featuring a long handle, this weeder takes the stress of your back when weeding. You just stand on the pedal, pull back, and four serrated claws will grab unwanted weeds and yank them right out. No more bending over to do this dreaded task! Fiskars Uproot weed and root remover is nicely priced under $30, and well worth it, as you will spend that much and more in pain relievers if you don’t!

Fiskars 3 Claw Garden Weeder
  • Ideal for permanently removing dandelions, thistles and other invasive weeds without multiple applications harsh, costly herbicide
  • Long handle eliminates sore knees from kneeling and back ache from bending and stooping
  • Three serrated, stainless-steel claws firmly grab weeds and roots for permanent removal
  • Length: 39 inch
  • Lifetime warranty

Comfort shovel

This comfort shovel, offered by Radius Garden starting from $30, is designed for easier digging. It has9a a circular rubber handle that gives the user better leverage, easing the strain on shoulders and backs.

Radius Garden 25211 Pro-Lite Ergonomic Carbon Steel Shovel, Red
  • An award-winning modern ergonomic shovel based on a classic Round Point design. The slightly cupped blade makes this shovel perfect for working in clay and rocky soils. Our favorite transfer shovel.
  • Pultruded fiberglass shaft with heavy duty lightweight carbon steel blade; extra wide raised forward step, offset for better leverage and comfort.
  • Patented ergonomic Natural Radius O-Handle Grip with 4 times the gripping surface of traditional D-Handle tools provides additional leverage while reducing hand and wrist stress. Made from a comfortable non-latex, thermoplastic elastomer over-molded onto polypropylene.
  • Editor's Choice, Organic Gardening Magazine. Featured in Arthritis Today Magazine.
  • Lifetime Guarantee (Continental US Only)

Easy grip tools

To help keep your wrist in a neutral, consistent position when working, Iswees makes a 7-piece garden tool set with a cultivator, trowel, weeder, weeding fork, transplanter, folding stool, and a detachable tool bag that have an on-top-of-the-handle grip.

Knee saver

Save yourself from achy, stiff knees by investing in a knee saver. Online suppliers offer a nice one starting around $30, that lets you kneel on the comfortable pad when working low to the ground, and allows you to flip the frame and sit on the seat when you need to be higher up for tasks like pruning. And the side handles to assist you to a standing position when finished.

Garden Kneeler And Stool - Foldable Garden Seat For Storage - EVA Foam - Heavy Duty and Lightweight Gardening Yard Tools - Great for Gardening Gifts for Women - Bench Comes With Tool Pouch and Gloves
  • Garden Kneeling Made Easy – Abcosport deep-seat garden kneeler and stool makes it convenient and comfortable for you to kneel down in your garden without hurting your knees or back. Great for weeding, seeding or planting, while helping to prevent staining your clothes from the dirt or grass. This ergonomic garden kneeler comes with a soft EVA foam padding to provide cushion to your knees and protection. Great gardening seat for seniors, whether you sit or kneel - it's the perfect yard tool.
  • Strong Metallic Frame– The heavy-duty metallic frame is strong and durable and will support your hands and back when kneeling down and standing up. Simply hold the handles and lower or rise comfortably. This garden kneeler is strong enough to handle a 300lb weight limit and light enough to easily carry around - weighing only 6.7 pounds!
  • Multifunctional Garden Kneeler – The kneeler can be flipped over to convert it into a comfortable seat that can help you sit and relax when tired from gardening activities, and is even perfect for enjoying a cup of tea in the garden. Great for gardening gifts any time of year, especially if you are looking for gardening gifts for women this holiday season!
  • Easy Storage and Superior Quality – The kneeler can quickly and easily be folded flat, making it even more convenient to carry and store. The folded kneeler occupies very little space and can be carried easily or stored in your car for an outing. The kneeler seat is made of superior quality EVA foam.
  • Bonus Tools Pouch and Gloves & 100% Risk-Free Satisfaction Guarantee – This garden kneeler and seat also comes with a free tool pouch to store your favorite gardening tools and a free pair of gardening gloves! You also get a 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked.

Super pruners

These aren’t just any pruners. These are special because they are ergonomically designed to ease the stress on aching hands. This Ratchet Anvil pruner starting around $20 requires much less effort than standard pruners to cut dead or live branches.

BlueApe 2 in 1 Ratchet Hand Pruners 3 Stage Action – Power Driver - Lightweight Ergonomic Design, Left Or Right Handed - Prune Small Branches to 1” - Best Gardening Tools
  • EFFORTLESS CUTTING: The ratchet in the pruner is a clever extra mechanism to make light work of tough cuts. As you squeeze ratcheting pruning shear, they latch so you can release and squeeze again, performing the cut in easy steps rather than one go. As you cut through a branch, the ratcheting mechanism clicks and moves to the next setting, providing ever-increasing pressure as you cut.
  • GARDEN MULTIUSE: The ratcheting mechanism's settings multiply your hand's power by up to 5 times so that you don't have to do the work - the pruning scissors do it for you. Perfect garden tools and trimming heavy-duty plants like a bonsai tree. hanging plants, fruit & flower branch, and more.
  • ERGONOMIC COMFORTABLE DESIGN: Trimmers will appreciate the way that a ratchet pruner will reduce wrist strain, require less pressure to cut, and generally make the pruning experience much more enjoyable. If you do a lot of pruning, this can make a huge difference in hand fatigue. Ideal if you are already starting at a disadvantage with carpal tunnel or arthritis, or have smaller hands.
  • CUTTINGS MADE EASY: This plant trimmer and cutter is heat treated and hardened carbon steel blades are ultra strong, will last longer and are less likely to nick or need frequent sharpening. Coated with non-stick Teflon that resists sap and other sticky materials.
  • 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Order with confidence! BlueApe's 100% customer satisfaction guarantee means exactly that. We will fix any problems quickly and to your 100% satisfaction every time! We are always available to help our customers.