Gardening tools list: 101 tools for home gardeners

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Most gardeners don’t set foot in the garden without their trusty handheld trowel, favorite pruning shears, and perhaps a nice pair of gardening gloves. That being said, there are a whole host of other gardening tools! Here’s the ultimate list of garden tools for the avid gardener.

Gardening tools at hardware store

Complete list of gardening tools

Here is the ultimate list of garden tools for homeowners. This gardening tools list includes all the basics, plus ideas for more uncommon and specialized tools. The list is separated into sections for digging tools, weeding tools, sweeping tools, cutting tools, watering tools, and even more gardening gear.

Prefer more pictures? Here is the visual list of gardening tools.

1. Digging tools for the garden

Here are the garden tools that many homeowners use for various tasks around the yard that require digging:

Garden shovels and spades

More digging tools for the garden

These digging tools have each been designed with a particular application in mind. Buy, borrow, or rent the right garden tool for the job. It’s generally worth it to invest in high-quality gardening equipment. If you use some of your different garden tools only once or twice a season, consider sharing and trading tools with a friend.

The complete list of gardening tools for home gardeners
Weeding tools for the garden

2. Weeding tools for home gardeners

Here is a list of the weeding tools used by many gardeners to keep their lawns and garden beds from becoming overrun with unwanted plants.

Small weeding tools

Larger weeding tools

These weeding tools are designed to slice, pry, pull, or even use heat to discourage weeds from growing where you don’t want them to. Hand-held garden tools are good for small jobs and tight spaces, but larger areas are generally much more efficient to weed with a long-handled or electrical tool.

Pruning shears - the ultimate list of gardening tools
Felco is a company that makes top-of-the-line pruning shears and other cutting tools for the garden.

3. Cutting tools for gardeners

There are quite a few cutting-type tools to use in the garden. Here is a list of gardening tools with blades for cutting and slicing plant matter and gardening supplies.

Pruners, scissors, and other garden trimmers

Garden knives and other horticultural blades

These garden scissors, pruners, and other cutting and slicing tools have been designed to help you keep your landscape tidy.

Pruning shears - the ultimate list of gardening tools

4. Sweeping tools for gardeners

Gardeners use sweeping tools like outdoor brooms and rakes to keep the landscape looking nicely manicured.

These tools will help you keep your landscape spick and span!

Watering tools for yard work - list

5. Tools for watering the garden

Watering tools are one of the keys to a thriving garden. Here is a list of the best gardening tools for watering your lawn and garden beds:

These handy watering tools will help you water your garden quickly and efficiently!

Keeping your gardening tools sharp

6. More gear for the gardener

Here are even more gardening tools to add to the list:

  • Gardening Gloves: protective fabric gloves with rubberized palm
  • Kneeling Stool: garden bench stool and kneeling board combo
  • Kneeling Pad: foam pad to cushion knees while kneeling
  • Knee Pads: padded knee cushions with heavy-duty shield
  • Tool Belt: canvas tool pouch with waist belt
  • Wheelbarrow: for push transport of soil and other bulk materials
  • Garden Cart: wagon-style cart for pulling heavy loads
  • Carbide File: sharpening tool for straight-bladed gardening tools
  • Mallet: hammer with rubber head for softened blows on garden stakes
  • Lumber Pencil: heavy-duty broad carpenter’s pencil
  • Level: outdoor water-resistant manual level for landscaping
  • Power Drill: cordless electric drill for hardscaping applications
  • Multi-Tool: pocket-sized toolkit handy for small jobs
  • Drum Roller: large compaction roller for soil, seed, and sod
  • Stripe Roller: mini lawn roller for striped lawn mowing patterns

What gardening tools are you adding to your list!?

See my full visual list of gardening tools on Amazon.

Mary Jane Duford
Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a gardening expert and founder of Home for the Harvest. She's also a professional engineer, certified permaculture garden designer, and master gardener in training. Mary Jane has been featured by publications such as Real Simple, Mother Earth News, Homes & Gardens, Heirloom Gardener, and Family Handyman.