The 10 Best Gardening Tools on Amazon

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Potting Shed
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Throughout spring and summer, you'll likely find Southerners outside in their gardens. Gardening is a healthy hobby that also feeds the body and soul—quite literally, with the rise of "victory gardens" during the coronavirus pandemic. Growing a garden from scratch is challenging, but to watch the flowers start showing off colorful blooms and the tomato plants start producing fruits makes all your sweat equity worth it (which, if your outside during a hot summer in the South, there's undoubtably a lot sweat involved). While we can rely on Mother Nature to cultivate our plants, it's up to the gardener to keep up her hard work. Equip your tool shed with the basics needed to keep your garden growing all season long (and will help out the gardener while she's working in the beds). Read on for the 10 best gardening tools available on Amazon.

Pruning Shears

pruning sheers
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Regularly pruning plants will help lengthen their lifespan. Cleanly snip stray shoots with a sharp pair of shears.

Buy it: $7; amazon.com

Soil Tester

Soil tester
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Monitor the amount of nutrients your plants are receiving with a handy tool that tests the soil's moisture, pH value, and sunlight level.

Buy it: $16; amazon.com

Tool Set

tool set
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Gift a budding gardener with a 10-piece tool set, along with a handy work bag she can haul to and from the veggie patch.

Buy it: $33; amazon.com

Weeding Tool

Weeder
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Pluck up pesky dandelions and other invasive grasses with a handheld weeding tool. Its sturdy handle and stainless steel blade will making removing deep-rooted weeds a breeze.

Buy it: $13; amazon.com

Rake

rake
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This rake's adjustable head can tackle spaces big and small. Its retractable design also makes it easier to store in tight spots.

Buy it: $39; amazon.com

Garden Twine

Twine
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Loop a piece of garden twine around lanky tomato stems to keep the plants upright against trellises. This soft string is gentle enough to secure other top-heavy pants in the garden or use it for other household projects.

Buy it: $18; amazon.com

Garden Bench

garden bench
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Tote this portable bench around the yard while weeding, planting, or pruning to help protect your knees or back.

Buy it: $11; amazon.com

Gloves

gardening gloves
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Protect forearms from scratches and sunburn while tending to garden beds.

Buy it: $17; amazon.com

3-Piece Tool Set

3 piece tool set
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This versatile trio of handheld tools is a basic gardening necessity for beginners and experts alike.

Buy it: $9; amazon.com

Watering Can

Watering Can
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Keeping plants hydrated will help them withstand hot temps and last throughout the summer. (be sure to water early in the morning or in the evening; watering during peak sunlight may cause leaves to burn). When it's not needed in the garden, fill this galvanized watering can with flowers for a farmhouse-style centerpiece.

Buy it: $9; amazon.com

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