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Add new garden gear to your tool belt! These 9 things are the best gadgets on the market

Need some new garden gear? Look no further than this round up.

Are you a gardening die hard, or do you find it more of a chore? If you fall into that second group, some new gear might get you excited to get out and dig in the dirt!

Horticulturist Sheriden Hansen shares the best new gardening gear to check out. She shares some super powered pruning shears, and a garden tool belt that will make you feel totally legit.

Find more gardening tips on Instagram, @gardenguysandgal, or schedule a class at extension.usu.edu/calendar.

 

9 Tools to Have in the Garden

1. Scuffle or Hula Hoe

A scuffle or hula hoe will save you time and energy while weeding. It cuts the tops of weeds off at ground level on the push and the pull stroke. When cut at ground level, the majority of weeds will not grow back, saving you even more time!

2. WOLF-Garten Multi-Tool

This is a handle that can be adapted into MANY tools with interchangeable attachments. You can weed, rake, sweep, dig – all with the same tool. It’s a little pricier than a hula hoe, but definitely worth the money as it can tackle MANY jobs.

3. A.M. Leonard Knife

This little tool is indispensable in the garden. It is the perfect size for digging, cutting out small roots, dividing plants, and doing a VAST array of tasks. It easily fits in a pocket or many come with a belt attachment.

4. Bahco Carpenter Knife

A sharp knife is essential for harvesting plants. Use it to harvest, slice open fruit, cut flowers, cut twine, and a myriad of other tasks.

5. Felco Bypass Pruners

Keep a good pair of pruners with you that are sharp, clean, and easy to hold. Hand pruners cut smaller diameter branches and stems. These will be your right-hand man in the garden

6. Koham Cordless Pruning Shears 

These are a great option if you have A LOT of pruning to do, or if you have arthritis. They can be a bit heavier, and you need to PAY ATTENTION to where your fingers are!

7. Hickok Loppers

Loppers should be lightweight but strong. You should be able to hold them over your head for a long period of time without getting tired. These will cut larger branches easily and extend your reach up into the canopy of the tree.

8. Wheeler Monroe Floral Belt

Leather constructed tool belts that can hold all your tools and are fitted to your body are a life-saver if you are out in the garden. There are many options hand made by leather crafters on sites such as Etsy. They will need your hip measurements to get your perfect fit, and likely will need to know if you are right or left handed. Make sure you order one with pockets/places for the tools YOU use most often in the garden.

9. Showa Atlas Nitrile Gloves

These gloves are flexible, durable, and washable. You can still feel texture through the gloves, which can be invaluable. Best of all, they are fairly long lasting and inexpensive, making it so you can grab a new pair without breaking the bank.


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  • Excellent information. I’ve been trying to find the name of that hoe (Hula Hoe or Shuffle) for months. Now I just need to locate the manufacturer. Thanks for informing us about the pruner blades.