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IN MY OPINION. . .

the single most useful all-around garden hand tool is the hand sickle--a fantastic weeder and trimmer.

WEEDING WITH THE HAND SICKLE--INSERT BLADE IN GROUND TO TUG AT ROOT WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PULLING TOP OF PLANT WITH OTHER HAND. WEED TAP-ROOTS THAT WON'T PULL COMPLETELY OUT CAN BE CUT WAY BELOW THE SURFACE.
SICKLE DEADHEADS NEATLY
...AND HARVESTS QUICKLY.

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While the broadfork makes short work of cultivating large areas, the digger/planter
CULTIVATING WITH THE DIGGER/PLANTER
is a handy tool for up close gardening-- moving soil for planting and row formation. It is also a great weeder! You can easily remove newly emerging weeds by scraping the straight edge of the blade across the soil surface.
Another great all-around gardening tool is the needle nose garden shears. It is a light weight pruner and harvester. 
SHEARS USED FOR DETAIL PRUNING
...HARVESTING ...
and TRIMMING.

 

TOPIARY SHEARS

Comfort Grip TOPIARY SHEAR

Comfort Grip TOPIARY SHEAR

Comfort Grip TOPIARY SHEAR
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Topiary shears are small, traditional one-handed shears, which originated in England in the early 1700s. They were created for the express purpose of manicuring topiary and were used for shearing sheep. These time-honored shears are still manufactured and used by topiary gardeners today. Topiary shears feature a single piece design that accomplishes the same job as modern one-handed shears. Single blades are secured to each end of the bowed handle creating cutting force without springs, screws or moving parts. The bowed design is easy to operate and requires only occasional sharpening. Topiary shears are a classic trimming tool that allows for maximum control and cutting precision.

Blades are 6.5" long. Features a safety lock and soft TPR grips for comfortable operation.

 

HARVESTING KNIVES

STRAIGHT HARVEST KNIFE

STRAIGHT HARVEST KNIFE

STRAIGHT HARVEST KNIFE
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An all-purpose straight blade garden knife. Professionally used for harvesting various vegetable crops. This is a handy knife to have for all situations where a quick cutting impliment is useful (cutting twine or rope, trimming pruning cuts or irrigation tubing, opening packages, etc)
CURVED HARVEST KNIFE

CURVED HARVEST KNIFE

CURVED HARVEST KNIFE
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Curved 6" stainless steel blade harvest knife with orange plastic handle is exceptionally useful for harvesting broccoli florets

LONG HANDLED

HORI HORI

This long handled model has a 6 3/4" long, hardened 5/32" thick steel blade, as above-- but without engraved depth measurements. Wood handle is 8" long. Included sheath has belt loop and snap strap for keeping tool securely fastened.


ZENBORI SOIL KNIFE

ZENBORI SOIL KNIFE

ZENBORI SOIL KNIFE

ZENBORI SOIL KNIFE
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Similar to the Japanese HoriHori knife but with an ABS plastic handle. The blade is stainless steel with a cutting serration on one side.. Perfect tool for cutting roots, transplanting, digging in the home garden or even commercial horticulture operations. *(ABS is a strong resilient material having a shiny, impervious surface). The orange handle lessens the likelihood of misplacing this tool in the garden
NYLON HOLSTER

NYLON HOLSTER

NYLON HOLSTER
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This holster is designed for carrying the Zenbori Soil Knife or any topiary shears. Made of incredibly durable rigid ballistic nylon, this pouch is designed to slide a belt through for easy carrying.
MINI FAN RAKE

MINI FAN RAKE

MINI FAN RAKE
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A multi-purpose rake for getting into narrow spaces. Good for clean-up around plants and smoothing over soil or dis-lodging small sprouting weeds.

Adjustable Rake fully open
ADJUSTABLE STEEL RAKE

ADJUSTABLE STEEL RAKE

ADJUSTABLE STEEL RAKE
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Open the lock clip on this rake and slide tines to desired width. Close the clip and the width holds (unlike other adjustable rakes I've used, this one holds the chosen width). Great tool for raking leaves or debris out of tight spaces or for spreading mulch over landscape garden beds. The most reliable of the adjustable rakes. 50" long.
KNEELER

KNEELER

GARDEN KNEELER/SEAT

GARDEN KNEELER/SEAT

GARDEN KNEELER/SEAT
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A comfortable kneeler that relieves the discomfort that accompanies kneeling on hard or wet ground. If your knees get cold, wet, dirty and stiff when planting or weeding--get off the ground with the kneeler. Flip it over and it becomes a convenient and comfortable bench. Thick foam padding makes for comfortable kneeling or sitting.  23" wide x 9" deep x 191/2" high. Use the sturdy tubular steel side bars for arm support when kneeling or rising. Frame can be folded for storage and locks firmly into place when unfolded. Holds up to 275 lbs. kneeler/seat. Weighs 9 lbs.

The few of these we have remaining in stock may have slight cosmetic imperfections in the finish but are structurally sound in every way.

($13.50 total shipping charge)
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     I've been gardening and landscaping for over a quarter century; and over that period of time I've tried many tools for tilling the soil, weeding and pruning in gardens and orchards and in landscapes. Listed on this page are some of my all-time favorite gardening tools. Useful and durable tools that have served me well, ranging from as low as $11.50 for my favorite weeder (hand sickle) to $190 for a broadfork for soil tilling that is designed for durability and is locally made by an Indiana master welder. Well-made tools help to make better gardeners. I hope you'll find the tool you're looking for right here.

Richard Cartwright

HAND SICKLE
This is my number one favorite tool!
I do a lot of weeding, by hand, and this tool is, without doubt, the best weeder I have ever used! I insert the sharp finely serrated blade (14 points per inch) into the soil to make contact with the weed's root. I can usually lift the entire weed  with its root completely out of the soil by an upward tug with the sickle while pulling the above-ground part of the weed with my other hand. If the weed has a deep taproot, I insert the blade to cut off its root far below the surface and yank the weed out. This handy tool is also great for trimming grass in tight spots where the mower won't reach. I use the hand sickle for most all my weeding chores and occasional trimming and dead-heading. The very sharp steel blade retains sharpness even with a lot of digging through soil. The yellow wooden handle makes this tool easy to find when left in the garden.  (model with blue plastic handle is featured on the right)
HAND SICKLE

HAND SICKLE

HAND SICKLE
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A most useful weeding tool
DIGGER/PLANTER also called EZ-DIGGERTM
The digger/planter is a unique all-purpose garden tool of Korean origin. It digs, weeds, and thins. Use it to dig holes for planting and transplanting, open and close rows for planting and transplanting, loosen soil around plants. The curve of the pointed blade allows soil to be thrown to the side like a plow. This makes it easier to dig holes and trenches. Pulling this tool is easier for digging and loosening soil than pushing a hand spade.The edges of the blade are used to level, mound and loosen soil and cover seeds.  Use to tear up sod, remove heavily rooted weeds, turn dirt back from sidewalk edges and for defining bed edges for mulching. It will cut through landscaping fabric to insert plants, grub out weeds, and move and smooth soil and mulch. A versatile garden tool I wouldn't be without.
EZ DIGGER
EZ DIGGER/PLANTER

EZ DIGGER/PLANTER

EZ-Digger on 54" wooden handle

EZ-Digger on 54" wooden handle

54" hardwood handle EZ Digger

 

ORDER both EZ Digger & EZ Digger on 54" handle for $44

BOTH: EZ Digger & EZ Digger with 54" handle

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Weeding Hoes
A TERRIFIC WEEDING HOE!

A TERRIFIC WEEDING HOE!

Stirrup Hoe, 54" handle
Stirrup Hoe

Stirrup Hoe

The classic stirrup weeding hoe. Blade cuts pull stroke. 54" handle.
Italian Grape Hoe

Italian Grape Hoe

Italian Grape Hoe
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Italian Grape Hoe

Fast and efficient weeding tool

The Grape Hoe is the tool offering the fastest way to weed large areas--but it is also a great tool for moving loose soil. The 8" specially tempered sharpened blade is set at the perfect angle for easy weeding and cultivating. It can be used to slice or chop even the toughest weeds & grasses. The Grape Hoe is a quick, efficient weeder for large areas, garden paths, around trees and is also a great aid as soil cultivator and mover in preparing beds.

The Grape Hoe, with its sharp edge is primarily a weeder and soil mover. (For digging, use the Grub Hoes. )

The tempered forged steel head is set at the precise angle for efficient weeding and cultivating.

Comes with a 5 foot long Ash handle made in USA

6" Grub Hoe

6" Grub Hoe

6" Grub Hoe
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Grub Hoes are used to dig and cultivate!

Grug Hoes have been used around the world for centuries - because they are fast, simple, and effective.
This very sturdy tool is ideal for digging and cultivating, for breaking ground for new gardens and raised beds or to remove or till-in sod. Can also be used to trench for drainage or utility lines.

The 6" (3 lb) Grub Hoe: has the perfect design and weight to enable fast, efficient cutting through sod, hard soil, stems, and small roots. The best tool for trenching, it allows digging and tilling in an upright position that is much easier on your back than using a pick-ax, mattock and trenching shovel.

The specialty head for this tool is angled for fast efficient digging and tilling.

The 5 foot long Ash handle is made in the USA.

4" Grub Hoe

4" Grub Hoe

4" Grub Hoe
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The 4" (2 lb) grub hoe
Featuring the efficient design of the wider tool, its narrower width is ideal for working smaller gardens with less physical exertion. It is also the perfect tool for narrow trenching for laying irrigation or utility lines.

The specialty head for this tool is angled for fast efficient digging and tilling.

The 5 foot long Ash handle is made in the USA.

4 Tine Cultivator

4 Tine Cultivator

4 Tine Cultivator
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Long Handled Cultivator

5 1/2" Width, 4 tine Fork/Cultivator, on 54" wooden handle.

PATIO WEEDERS

The thin blades of this weeder set are perfect for getting into tight spots to rake out weeds between paving stones.

PATIO KNIFE WEEDER SET

PATIO KNIFE WEEDER SET

PATIO KNIFE WEEDER SET
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Two indispensable tools quickly remove weeds from joints between paving stones or bricks in patio, driveway or walk, against landscape edging, foundations, or in any tight area where there's no room to dig weeds out. The Orange handled weeder, with its narrow blade and serrated edge is ideal for raking between pavers, pulling weeds out by the roots. The Red handled Patio Knife works two ways. Use the sharp knife side for cutting out weeds in tight corners or beveled edges. Use the hook side in a pulling motion to clear weeds from joints between pavers.
ZENPORT WEEDER

ZENPORT WEEDER

ZENPORT WEEDER
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15" Zenport weeder is a lower priced replacement for the popular Wilcox weeder. This heavy duty weeder is built for heavy use. The one piece design features a sharp "V" end 3/4" wide, and extra long & 1/2" ergonomially designed handle for additional leverage. 5/16" thick solid stainless steel business end. Width: 1", Length: 15", Soft Grip Rubber Handle
ZENPORT WEEDER (Side View)

ZENPORT WEEDER (Side View)

GARDEN SHEARS
This tool is my second all-around most used tool. 
Its sharp straight blades are great for dead-heading, detail pruning, and other chores that require precision cuts. Great for picking fruit, gathering vegetables, cutting buds and flowers. Stainless steel, pointed, needlenose garden shears, 2" straight blade, 7 1/2" long. A light-weight compliment to the by-pass pruner.
GARDEN SHEARS

GARDEN SHEARS

 HORI HORI

Dig, weed, divide perennials, trans-plant. Beveled for shoveling and a serrated side for sawing.

STAINLESS STEEL BLADE HORI HORI
CARBON STEEL HORI HORI
LONG HANDLE HORI HORI

LONG HANDLE HORI HORI

HAND HOES
WEEDER HOE

WEEDER HOE

WEEDER HOE
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10" Stainless Steel weeding hoe. Great for detailed work around garden plants.
HAND PLOW

HAND PLOW

HAND PLOW
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Garden Plow. The ergonomic soft cushioned grip on this well balanced tool makes it ideal for both commercial and home-garden users for garden planting, and soil cultivating.
 

HAND HOE/PICK

Strong and well balanced, this solid forged tool can be used as a planter or a weeder--and is especially effective for grubbing out stubborn perennial weeds and tree saplings or breaking up clay soil.

STEEL PLANTING HOE

STEEL PLANTING HOE

STEEL PLANTING HOE
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A versatile solid forged Oriental garden hand tool that is strong and well-balanced. Ash handle. 2.5" wide blade head and 3" pick head. 15" overall.
STEEL HOE/CULTIVATOR

STEEL HOE/CULTIVATOR

STEEL HOE/CULTIVATOR
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Steel hoe/fork combination cultivator with 15" ash handle.
WILCOX DIGGING TOOLS
The Wilcox digging tools featured below have tough, rust proof, stainless steel blades, either 12 or 16 gauge, and comfortable rubber grips. Handle grip types are either Smooth, Dimpled, or Finger.  Trowels have inch and centimeter markings etched on blade for precise planting depths. These tools have sturdy leather ties for hanging in the shed or on your wrist
9" DIGGING TOOL

9" DIGGING TOOL

9" DIGGING TOOL
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50S--9" All-Pro Digging Trowel. This trowel is excellent for cultivating plants and flowers in pots, planters and other confined areas. Stainless.
Material: 16 Ga.Width: 1-1/2"Length: 9" Smooth handle grip.




WIDE TROWEL

WIDE TROWEL

WIDE TROWEL
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202S--14" All-Pro Digging Trowel. This 3" wide trowel works very well for deep bulb planting & breaking up stubbord clods. It's a trowel you can really put the muscle to without fear of bending or breaking. Stainless. Material: 16 Ga. Width: 3"
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