Best Gardener's Tools
At Wonkee Donkee we have put our heads together to come up with a list of the best gardener’s tools available. This list covers everything you will need to get the most out of your outside area when you are getting your fingers green.
A bowsaw is a ragged-toothed saw used for pruning and shaping trees or other woody plants. The bow saw’s teeth make it ideal for quick cutting jobs that do not require a neat finish and its lightweight frame gives it great maneuverability making it the ideal outdoor garden saw. Cuts branches and limbs up to 15cm (6 inches) with ease.
The hand axe was invented in the Stone Age and has been in use ever since, so if you haven’t got one yet you need to add one to your collection. They are great at lopping, chopping and cutting through branches and thicker woody stems. They can also be used to chop firewood for the winter months. The handles are typically 33cm (13 inches) in length.
No gardener should be without these pocket-sized snippers. Secateurs are perfect for pruning woody stems and deadheading those fading flowers. They are easy to use and a good quality pair will make light work of stubborn shrubs. Purchase a brightly coloured pair so that you can easily find them amongst the bushes.
A hand fork is another absolutely essential tool that every gardener should have in their collection. Its prongs are ideal for jobs such as planting, weeding, digging and potting. Stainless steel or carbon fibre prongs will provide you with years of service as they are tough, durable and resistant to rust and corrosion.
Long Handled Edging Shears
This tool is designed to cut a small amount of turf from the edges of your lawn and used to create a distinct separation between your lawn and garden paths or walkways. If used often the lawn edger can impart a neat and sculpted appearance to any lawn. Keeping your garden manicured has never been easier.
Use a leaf blower to move all your unwanted leaves and garden debris to your compost heap quickly and efficiently. Read our Best Leaf Blower Review to find out what are the leading devices available on the market.