The Best Garden Tools

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with a yard, you know the joy of having a clean, well-kept yard to relax and host friends and family in. Opting to maintain a garden or a yard yourself can be satisfying if you have the right mindset and proper tools. In addition to a vast array of types of tools available, many brands exist for each too. We put our gardens and yards through seasons of testing to find the best garden products for your own home.

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    The 10 Best Garden & Pruning Shears

    Felco - F-2

    Good quality tools aren’t too hard to come by but you need to know what features to focus on when you’re buying them that fit your gardening needs. Pruning shears are one of the garden's most used tools. We reviewed ten bypass pruners and thinning scissors over three months to see which brands and tools worked best.

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    The 7 Best Indoor Watering Cans

    Fasmov - 1-Gallon Plastic Watering Can

    As avid plant lovers who have grown hundreds of plants from seed to rich greenery and ripe fruits, we know that keeping the soil adequately watered is an integral part of gardening. Indoor watering cans are an essential tool for watering your plants. With indoor watering cans, we wanted a watering can that is easy to use, was nice to look at, and had a longer spout.

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    The 8 Best Outdoor Watering Cans

    Novelty - 2-Gallon Plastic Watering Can

    We’ve extensively the most popular products to find the eight best watering can for the outdoors. We loved the ease of use with the Novelty - 2-Gallon Deluxe Watering Can for larger containers or plants and the sleek design and durability of the Best Choice Products - 1-Gallon Steel Watering Can for smaller, medium-sized planters.

  • The Best Weed Killers


    After 200 hours of side-by-side testing on our team's gardens, we determined that Compare-N-Save is the best weed killer overall. We also liked Natural Armor as the best natural weed killer, which proved as equally effective as conventional weed killers.

  • The Best Patio Umbrellas and Stands

    Treasure Garden

    We tested the highest-rated patio umbrellas and stands and determined that Treasure Garden is the best market-style umbrella, Hampton Bay is the best cantilever-style umbrella, and Shademobile is the best umbrella stand.

  • The 8 Best Hose Reels

    AMES - 2519500

    After six weeks of testing, we think the best reel for efficiently spooling and storing your garden hose is the Suncast - Hose Hideaway

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    The 7 Best Zero-Gravity Chairs

    Timber Ridge

    After four weeks of lounging at the park and beach, watching movies in a neutral body position and experimenting with a neutral-posture office setup with the five top contenders, we think the Timber Ridge has the zero gravity chair you should buy.

  • The Best String Trimmers

    Black+Decker - LST136W

    After two months of edging lawns, trimming grass and relentless weed destruction on a ten-acre orchard we found the Black+Decker - LST136W to be the best string trimmer for the average sized lawn.

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    The Best Leaf Blowers

    Toro - 51621

    We spent two months of blowing, sweeping and shredding the endless piles of autumn leaves on a ten-acre orchard to discover the Toro - 51621 is the best leaf blower for most homeowners.

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    The Best Lawn Mowers

    Honda - 21" HRR216K9VKA

    After a season of mowing a 4,300 sq. ft. lawn with self-propelled gas, electric and manual lawn mowers, we found the best lawn mower for most folks to be a Honda gas-powered model.

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    The 8 Best Garden Hoses

    Briggs and Stratton

    We tested the best garden hoses over 40 hours in order to determine the Briggs and Stratton is the best overall garden hose. It's sturdy, manageable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.