5 secret weapons for gardeners
1. Sneeboer Transplanting Trowel ($44)
Professional gardeners rave about Sneeboer hand tools, each one made of hand-forged stainless steel and "cockily guaranteed for life." They're beautifully balanced, too, "so wrists don't get achy." Buy it at Sneeboer USA.
2. Gardener's Supply Deluxe Tractor Scoot ($100)
3. Nejiri Gama Hoe ($19)
For pulling common weeds in and around a garden, there's no better hand tool than this light, sharp, Japanese-made product. It "can do just about anything," including cut weeds out of pavement gaps. Buy it at Amazon.
4. Hula-Ho Weeder Cultivator ($29)
When weeding a big area, a hula hoe is a "far better" choice than a flat hoe. Its blade skims just below the soil's surface, cutting on both the push and pull — and the famous "hula wiggle" gets the cutting angle just right. Buy it at Amazon.
5. Felco Pruning Shears ($58)
The world's finest pruners come in various shapes — including the No. 8, pictured here — to fit the user's hand like a glove. They'll "execute clean cuts after a decade of hard use," and the forged-aluminum handles are guaranteed for life. Buy it at Amazon.
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