These handy garden tools will help you make short work of cleaning up your garden and yard for the fall!
Fall is a busy time in the garden – with last-minute harvesting, tending to fall crops, pruning, and lots of garden clean up to take care of. Tackling all these fall garden tasks is easier if you have the right tools, which is why we wanted to share a few reader favorites with you.
Whether you’re tending to a small backyard garden patch, taking care of your urban farm, or managing a full homestead, you’re sure to find these garden tools handy year-round, but especially during the busy fall season!
This spade is super handy for transplanting shrubs and trees – a common fall garden task. The 29″ handle provides more leverage than a regular spade, and the tempered steel blade is sharp and tough enough to chop through thick roots while working the soil. This is one spade you’ll never want to be without!
2.) The Roo Apron
This handy apron is a wonderful addition to any gardener’s or homesteader’s tool kit! Featuring storage pockets for small hand tools or gloves, plus a roomy pouch for harvesting and gathering fruits and vegetables, this sturdy canvas smock is machine washable and tough enough to handle chicken talons, thorny briars, and other farm and garden hazards. It comes in several colors, and is perfect for harvest season.
While many gardening gloves are coated with nitrile, which not only takes practically forever to break down in the environment when you throw them away, but also leaves you with sweaty hands, these bamboo gloves are made of natural materials and include breathable backs to keep your hands more comfortable. The puncture-resistant natural latex coating is better for the environment, and provides a great textured grip while pulling weeds or cleaning up in the garden.
4.) Fiskars 28″ Bypass Lopper
While you may need something more heavy-duty if you are pruning lots of large branches, for most light garden tasks you can’t go wrong with the Fiskar’s bypass lopper – and it’s a great value, too! The sharp, rust-resistant blades make pruning and trimming a snap, while the long, sturdy handles provide great leverage for cutting through tough shrubs and tree branches.
With the holidays coming up, keep in mind that not only are these garden tools a great addition to your tool shed, they would also make great gifts for your favorite gardener! 🙂