The Top 18 BEST Gardening Tools 2019

The snow is gone, the sun is shining, and you want to make your yard or your backyard look great. You could plant a garden, tend your lawn, or even shape your hedges or trees. Then you realize you don’t have any of the tools. Which ones do you need? How much do you need to get? What are their names? Take a breath because we have you covered.

Acme Tools wants you to Do Your Best Work no matter what it entails. Here is a list of tools you can order online from our pick-up in our stores to get to gardening and making your yard the best on the block. Categorized for your convenience, we have separated them into Hand Tools, Digging Tools, Cutting Tools, Power Equipment, and Others.

Hand Tools

Gardeners use hand tools to apply delicate touches to plants, grass, and their yard.

Rake — This simple tool gathers fallen or loose leaves and light debris from your grass. The tines and the rake’s tips are usually metal or plastic. Two kinds of rakes exist: sturdy and flexible. The flexible versions have tines, allowing them to pick up material without significantly damaging the plants. The sturdy and stiff variation is meant to pick up heavier material and irritate the soil.

Garden Fork (A.K.A. Pitchfork) Used to move mulch or to loosen dirt to help allow oxygen to reach the soil. This becomes necessary if you plan on composting or working with damp or moist soil.

Digging Tools

Digging Tools allow you to plant and tend to a garden by softening the soil. You can also use these tools to cut roots or remove material.

Pick MattockThis tool is perfect for soil never used for planting. It can be used to break tough ground or any roots you may find in the way of your garden bed.

ShovelThis tool is primarily used for digging and various other jobs. It can lift and move a bulk of material or even cut and chop through material like soft rock, roots, or clumps of dirt. This tool comes in all shapes and sizes but works essentially the same.

HoeThis tool is for lawns that have never been used for gardening. It lets you break the ground to expose the fertile soil underneath, allowing oxygen to penetrate and water to flow more freely. It can be used with a pick or as a complete replacement.

Cutting Tools

Cutting Tools are needed to keep trees, shrubs, and plants in pristine condition.

Folding Jab Saw A compact tool that quickly removes unneeded or dead material.

Saw off dead branches, wasting less nutrients, or use it to snip a fast-growing branch.

Hatchet — A hatchet is your best option for small branches that don’t need a saw but can’t be broken by hand. Use it to remove dead or unnecessary branches from your tree. Then, repurpose that wood into mulch or firewood if you desire.

Garden Shears — To cover a larger area of a shrub or bush, Garden Shears are your best bet. The tool’s design gives you enough power to cut through most thin branches. They are also helpful in shaping or touching up.

Hand Pruner — A pair of hand pruners makes intricate and precise trimming of branches and small limbs easy. They are usually used with flower beds and small plants as they can maneuver around easily.

Loppers For thicker branches, these hand-cutting tools will remove them as cleanly as possible with less strain on your arms.

Power Equipment

Make yard work and tending to your garden easier with these powerful tools.

Blower This tool is used by professionals and regular homeowners alike to remove grass trimmings and fallen leaves. It is a staple of most garages and sheds, making compiling leaves into a pile more manageable.

ChipperA chipper is next on the list for the experienced gardener or yard owner looking to maximize their garden or yard. This machine repurposes debris from branches, twigs, and leaves and transforms it into beneficial mulch.

Lawn Mower A lawn care staple necessary to start any lawn job. This machine removes the bulk of the grass from your yard and will do so in no time. You can get this machine either gas-powered or battery-powered.

String TrimmerThis machine gives your lawn a clean look. It is used with the lawn mower to put the finishing touches on areas like sidewalks, fences, and other places near buildings.


Various other items help you get work done more comfortably and quickly.

Wheel Barrow Used to carry plants, mulch, dirt, or whatever else you need for your garden. A simple tool but valuable when transporting plants from the store into your garden or laying fresh grass on barren dirt.

Sprinkler Use a sprinkler to spread water evenly on your lawn or garden. This tool stays stationary or moves in a controlled area, spraying water. It’s perfect for days when standing outside isn’t an option or you have other chores to do while watering.

Garden Hose A garden hose is standard for most homes, but having an extra one around isn’t a bad idea. A hose is needed to supply water quickly from your home to maintain a healthy lawn or garden. It’s better than having to grab a bucket.

Gloves A small thing to some and the most important thing for others, gloves are a split if you ask any garden enthusiast. Some love the feel of dirt between their fingers and nails. Others who prefer to keep their hands clean can’t go a day without a pair or two on them. This one is a personal choice, but whichever way you choose, you’re right.

Final Thoughts

Maintaining a lawn or garden is a labor of love and hard work. These are some of the essential tools you’ll need to start or improve your greenery. Buy what you need to begin and slowly grow the tools you’ll need for your garden. Then, before you know it, you’ll have a lush, green, and fine-looking yard.

Did you find this list helpful? Did we miss something and want to let us know? Then leave a comment down below and tell us what we miss. If you liked this post and want more, go to our blog for buying guides, DIY posts, and the latest tool news as they become available.

If you want anything you saw in this post, you can head to the Acme Tools Online Store to pick out the best tools for you, your lawn, and your budget. At Acme Tools, you’ll find great deals online so that you can Do Your Best Work.


  • Greg Sungreen

    October 18, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Lawn movers or owners to share experiences and tell people that what assisted them in doing this business. For example, I have read some essential tools for gardening here in this blog. That boosted my confidence to use it now.


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