15 Must Have Gardening Tools

by Marina Ingrit

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Spring! Since I have been doing all sorts of prep work in the muddy outdoors and have nothing blog worth to show for it, I thought I would re-share my post about my favorite gardening tools. Whether you are a seasoned gardener,or just starting out, these 15 must have gardening tools are sure to up your gardening game!




I do not like to wear gloves when gardening. I like to feel the dirt between my fingers! But there are times, like when working with prickly raspberries, when I need to protect my hands. I prefer leather work gloves.

I already talked about how I keep a gardening journal in my post about gardening planning and rotating, but I since I use an old 3 ring binder that is literally falling apart, I would love to get an actual gardening journal!

These herb scissors are more of a kitchen item, but since I grow so many herbs, I added them to the list. I just ordered a pair and I am so excited to use them! *UPDATE* I LOVE these scissors!!! I use them all the time and they are wonderful.

We have a sprinkler system in our garden but sometimes there are plants that need a little extra watering. I love having a metal watering can on hand. Mine is plain gray but I LOVE this bright green one.

Remember my metal garden markers? I have had these for about 8 years and they are still going strong. I added vinyl lettering and metal plates. You can read bout them HERE.

Twine in my best friend. I use it to mark rows when planting, I tie back tall plants if they start to fall over, and I help train vines to grow where I want them. I use it all the time!




Amazon(affiliate): Gardening Gloves, Gardening Journal, Herb Scissors, Twine, Watering Pot, GardenMarkers.com: Galvanized Garden Markers



These little gardening scissors are great for cutting oregano or other plants you are harvesting.

The pruners are great or small tree branches, cutting down plants at the end of season, and trimming back over zealous vines.

Everyone needs a good set of hand tools. These have a lifetime guarantee! Measure how deep you are planting our bulbs, get out stubborn dandelions, loosen the soil, plant your seedlings and more all with these awesome tools.


Amazon(affiliate) Gardening Scissors, Pruning Shears, Tool Set



Let’s move onto the bigger tools shall we? Of course we all need a good shovel. This one is the one I currently use and it has been my favorite. I have dug post holes with it, weeded, loosened to rock hard soil before tilling, and planted trees with it.

I couldn’t find a link to my exact tiller, but this one is really similar. I use it to till in between rows in my garden. It is faster to till than to weed. I only have to hand weed around the actual plants. It saves so much time and is fun to use!

After tilling up the garden in the spring, I rake it smooth with a dirt rake. I also rake the rows flat again after tilling for weeds. Be careful not to leave it laying down with the tines up though! The handle will hit you in the head if you step on it!

My sad, sad, wheel barrow is falling apart. We bought the cheapest one we could find when we moved here. It is time to replace it and I have my eye on this one from Home Depot. Is any of you have one that you LOVE, let me know in the comments. Aside from giving your kids rides, they are a must when moving yard waste and dirt around.



Shovel: Home Depot, Tiller: Amazon(affiliate), Dirt Rake: Amazon(affiliate), Wheel barrow: Home Depot


When I lived in an apartment and wasn’t able to garden, I fantasized about having a large garden and harvesting veggies using a basket. I know, I am weird. A wire basket really is the best way to carry your produce from the garden inside. It allows the dirt to fall through. I rise them right in the basket before taking them inside. Then I can just set it in the sink for a more through washing. I don’t have a link to the one I have but I found one with a reasonably price. I prefer wood handles since when a basket is full, it can be heavy. Wood feel more comfortable. The basket on the bottom is my dream basket. It is a touch pricey (for me).




Top: Amazon(affiliate), Bottom: Williams and Sonoma

If you were counting, that is only 14 items. My last one is one that you already have. A stick! I use sticks to stake things up, I use them when planting seeds in my garden (like a dibber), and for tying twine on and marking rows.

Was your favorite gardening tool mentioned? If not, share it in the comments! There are so many fun gardening gadgets out there.


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