We are starting to get outside in our area. The backyard means the world to us during this time of year. Making it easier to do this with super helpful backyard tools would help you speed up the process and reduce the strain on your body. Gardening is a great way to relax and reconnect to the earth, but it can be taxing on the body.
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Leaf & Lawn Chute
The first one I had seen in several years but I did not purchase one until recently. I can say that this tool is so handy! And, I am planning on getting more. I use it all the time. It's great to pick up leaves.
Benefits of using this Leaf and Lawn Chute tool:
I love that it helps me pick up leaves, branches, and other debris independently without waiting for someone to help me. I can also place it next to me when it is windy, and it doesn't fold and close. It also gives the lawn bag some weight to help it say still.
Other notes about this Leaf and Lawn Chute:
It's super affordable and can easily be folded up and stored away for the winter months when not in use.
The next item is not your ordinary broom.
Quickie Push Broom
This broom is a push broom; if you use them, you know they help outside when having to sweep large areas. However, storage is a hard thing for these brooms. But not this one!
Benefits of using this Leaf and Quickie Push Broom:
The broom part of the push broom folds in half and clips to the handle. It allows for easy storage in a shed or other small spaces.
This watering can is the next backyard tool that works great in the backyard.
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Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can
This watering can is super versatile. It is a giant watering can, and it can hold 2.6 gallons or 333 oz. There are also two easy handles, and one has a hinge for easy pouring and helps to support your wrists. I have wrist issues, so it is a must for me. It has a two-in-one adjustable spout that allows you to "rain" on your garden or "stream" a large amount of water on particular plants.
Benefits of using this Bloem Easy Pour Watering can:
I love that I can have extra support when hand-watering my plants. The larger the watering can, the heavier the water is to carry, so having an extra handle will distribute the water weight.
The adjustable spout can be removed for cleaning as well if it gets clogged.
The next item is steel shears. They are great for pruning bushes and other garden plants.
There are many options for steel shears for backyard tools. It's good to look for a pair with a good grip. I have had somewhere they had no grip, and it constantly would fall out of my hands when cutting a branch. The Fiskar is a popular brand, and I have had mine for years. Here are some I found on Amazon (affiliate).
Benefits of using Fiskar Steel Sheers:
The Fiskar brand carries many varieties you can purchase for different plants. I like to have large ones and small ones to help make pruning easier for my wrist.
Another backyard tool that in essential is a trellis.
A trellis is great for the garden for vine vegetables. But is also a perfect tool for vine flowers. Below are trellis products I found on Amazon.
Benefits of using a Trellis:
The benefits are endless. We use them in our vegetable garden, our herb garden, and in our flower beds. They help keep our tomato plants from falling over onto our other plants. They also hold up pretty well to the watering and dampness over the years.
The next backyard tool is leaf scoops.
Leaf scoops come in various types, from helping you pick up leaves and branches to using them to harvest your garden. They have ergonomic ones as well. And they are in all different sizes. Below are just some I found on Amazon (affiliate). Which one would you buy?
Benefits of using Leaf Scoops:
They will save you time cleaning up debris from your lawn. Instead of picking up each leaf, you can grab a bunch at once. You also do not need to bend as far to pick this up since these scoops are attached to your hands.
The next backyard tool is a good pair of Leather gloves.
Leather Reinforced Fingertip Gloves
I love the reinforced fingertip gloves. I kept them for years, and they have protected me from my rose bush thorns with no problem. Below are some I found on Amazon (affiliate). The trick to buying the right gloves is trying them on and getting the right size.
Benefits of using Leather Reinforced Fingertip Gloves:
When they fit right, they will not be loose around your figures, and you will not know they are even on. Because of the reinforced fingertips, the soil (we have clay here) and the rose bush thorns do not get through to damage or dry out your fingers.
The best backyard tools will make your gardening tasks a breeze and much more enjoyable. There are probably more that I can think of, but for now, these are my top selections to help you streamline your gardening tasks and help you stay safe in the process.
Now it is your turn! What is your favorite gardening tool that you use? Please leave a comment below! I would love to hear from you.
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In Colorado, we have a growing season of about a week, what with late, late Spring snowstorms and early Winter storms. Great round up of what we can use to take advantage of our time! This year, I have my eye on a wheelbarrow.
By nature, I am not a gardener but some of these tools make it look fun. My mom does love gardening and it is Mother's Day soon ...
We're just starting to get busy in the yard here in Kansas as well, and I have a brand new yard with lots of large beds to care for, so I was happy to see the topic of your post. I've added the watering can to my wishlist, so I don't forget where I saw it! I have wrist issues as well, so I'm excited for that find. I also love the leaf shute. Why is it that the time of year when leaves need raking is also the windiest time of the year? This will make the job so much easier!
I'm not an outdoor person, and I don't have ANY yard, front or back. Other than a balcony and a front step, the only thing outside of my own home that I organize is my car, so this was all very eye-opening (and potentially allergy including)! The Quickie Push Broom was my favorite, because I have a special place in my heart of collapsible and foldable products!
I love a good tool! I love reading about THESE tools because I'm impatient for warmer weather to arrive. It is so cold and dreary this week :(. I definitely could use some new shears, so will be sending the link to my husband as a birthday suggestion (wink, wink). The watering can with the extra support is terrific. They get heavy!! Another tool I love all year long is my handheld leaf blower. Makes me feel like Wonder Woman to whip that thing out and clear out the garage or clean off the walkway.
Just reading about all the cool tools makes me want to get outside and do stuff! I've been a bit preoccupied the past bunch of weeks, but I am looking forward to doing some trimming, gardening, and planting soon.
What great products you featured- like the leaf scoops (who knew?) and the leaf and lawn chute. I never knew about those, and they look really great! Thanks so much for sharing and sourcing, Sabrina!
I need a Leaf and Lawn Chute! That's a great idea. My trash collector is no longer taking lawn waste in anything but paper/recyclable bags, so this is great.
My favorite gardening tools are my senses. I love the way a yard looks and smells after it’s been taken care of, planted, mowed, pruned and blooming. Of course, that means someone has to do the work.
I don’t have a green thumb and outdoor work has never been my go-to. But it’s necessary to have all the tools you suggested on hand.The wide broom (love that), watering cans and gloves, for sure!!