I think I caught something on my latest walk around the neighborhood. Jealousy. Most of my neighbors have gorgeous yards, and when I came home to my brown grass and overgrown shrubs, I was suddenly determined to make the most of spring weather and improve my garden. A survey of my rusted, mismatched gardening tools sent me straight to Amazon to shop for inspiration.
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Whether you have the greenest thumb on the block or are a reluctant gardener like me, there's a product (or two or ten) to help. I've made a list of the most essential gardening supplies for spring, including some new gadgets that are frankly genius.
These Heirloom Wildflower Seeds for a Beautifully Natural Garden
Grow a lush, colorful garden with a 4-ounce packet of Heirloom Wildflower Seeds. It contains 18 varieties of seeds, with flowers that will grow 24-36 inches tall and cover roughly 400 square feet.
These Gardening Claws Are the Easiest Way to Groom Flowerbeds
I admit that I was first drawn to these Gardening Claws because I thought they'd make me look like a petite female Wolverine. But I was pleasantly surprised to realize they're actually perfect for light digging and grooming in flower and vegetable beds.
This Funky Veg Kit Turns Green Thumbs Into Purple Carrots
Vegetarians, gardeners, and anyone who appreciates weird stuff will be delighted by this Funky Veg Kit. It includes everything they'll need--biodegradable pots, peat, seeds, and plant markers--to grow five funky, edible vegetables.
These Bestselling Pruning Shears for the Most Precise Snips
Perfect for perfectionists and anxious trimmers, these Bestselling Pruning Shears are designed with micro tips so you can make precise little snips on your precious plants. That means you can trim off the dead stuff without accidentally decapitating a blossom!
Nourish Plants by Sprinkling on Some Joyful Dirt
I ordered a jar of Joyful Dirt on impulse, and I'm impressed! It couldn't be any easier; just sprinkle onto the soil around indoor or outdoor plants. The organic formula contains fertilizer and nutrients to encourage growth.
This Watering Can Comes in the Prettiest Colors
I had an ugly plastic watering can forever that finally broke. I'm kinda glad because it means I can finally order one of these metal Watering Cans! The colors are SO fresh and pretty; the hard part will be picking just one!
This Grass Cutter That's Super Precise
Lightweight, portable, and seriously fun to use, this battery-powered grass cutter is hugely popular on Amazon, and it's not hard to see why. The cordless design means you can use it anywhere in your yard without having to be tied to an outlet, and the quick-change blades mean you can easily switch between projects.
This Japanese Hori-Hori Knife Is a Versatile Tool in the Garden
"Hori" means "to dig" in Japanese. Gardening knives in this style were developed in Japan for digging and cutting plants, and today many gardeners still find them highly effective. This Japanese Hori-Hori Knife by Nikasu is made of stainless steel with a wood handle.
This Pruning Saw Cuts Through Branches Up to 6 Inches Diameter
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Trim the trees and whack the weeds with this Pruning Saw. It comes in three sizes, with the largest blade handling branches up to 6 inches in diameter. It's earned a rare 4.8 out of 5-star average among Amazon customers.
This Bonsai Starter Kit Is Perfect For Green Thumbs
How cool is this bonsai starter kit? Kids and grown-ups alike will get so much joy from watching these mini trees grow. The kit grows four trees from organic seed, Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree, and it comes with a comprehensive how-to guide for plant newbies.
This Thumb Knife for Picking Tomatoes and Strawberries
I grew tomatoes on my patio last summer. Picking ripe tomatoes every day made me feel like an urban farmer, but I kept accidentally pulling off an entire branch. Oops. I clearly needed this genius little gadget, the Thumb Knife.
This Auger Drill Bit Does the Digging for You
I planted some lavender in my backyard last year, and digging the holes just about broke my back. Before I install more plants, I'm getting this Auger Drill Bit, which I can attach to the drill I already own (it will work with any 3/8" hex drive drill).
These Plant Food Nuggets Nourish Potted Plants for Months
I have some potted plants on my back patio, and even though I water regularly, they look droopy and sad. Maybe they're hungry?! I'm treating them to these Plant Food Nuggets. Just push one into the soil, and it slowly releases nutrients for up to 6 months.
This CobraHead Tool That Customers Call "Brilliant"
A couple of gardeners in Wisconsin got frustrated with their old-fashioned hand tools and decided to invent something new: the CobraHead. The curved design is more comfortable to use and highly effective at weeding, digging, and edging. Customers call it "brilliant" and "my favorite garden tool."
This Garden Tool Set Is Perfect for Beginners
I'm a big believer in buying the right tools for the job, so I'm hoping this Garden Tool Set will inspire me! It's a terrific value (much lower-priced than if you bought each piece separately) and would also be a fabulous gift!
These Moss Poles Help Climbing Plants Grow Up Tall and Strong
If you have a container plant (indoors or out) that needs support, these Moss Poles can help! Plants cling easily to the natural fiber made from coconut husks. It's earning solid ratings from Amazon customers, with one 5-star review saying, "Sturdy. This post was exactly what I needed for a potted pothos ivy that hangs to the floor."
This Garden Kneeling Pad Saved My Knees
Last spring, I was determined to do more gardening, but I could only stoop for a few minutes before my joints got very upset with me. Luckily, I discovered this amazing kneeling pad! One and a half inches of high-density foam means my knees are much more comfortable, and I can garden for longer periods of time.
These Overalls Are On-Trend But Also Really Practical for Yardwork
My Gen-Z daughter has a pair of these Overalls and looks really cute in them. I hope she's not horrified if I get a matching pair. These Dickies 100% cotton overalls have thousands of 5-star ratings--check out the reviews to see how women are styling these!
This Wide Brim Hat Is a Customer Favorite
A flattering, shade-providing hat is a must for gardening! Amazon customers love this affordable Wide Brim Hat, which comes in multiple sizes and colors. One satisfied customer writes, "This hat was great! It has an adjustable crown, and I love the string to keep it around my neck."
These Bamboo Plant Labels So You Remember What You Planted
Show off your veggies and herbs with these Bamboo Plant Labels, which are equally cute and practical! I appreciate that they're made from a natural, sustainable material. The set includes 60 bamboo stakes and a pen.
This Bug Hotel Invites Bees, Butterflies, and Ladybugs to Your Garden
Insects are a crucial part of a healthy garden's ecosystem! Made of sustainable bamboo and pine, this Bug Hotel makes an attractive addition to your garden while attracting bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and other helpful insects.
This Canvas Apron Has Pockets for All Your Tools
I'm trying to get excited about spring gardening by dressing the part! So in addition to overalls and a hat, I'm also ordering this Canvas Apron that's loaded with pockets. It also features an adjustable shoulder strap and an extra-long waist tie.
This Planter Box Is Made of Long-Lasting Cedar
I love the idea of growing vegetables, but it's easy to get overwhelmed. This Planter Box can help me focus on a 4-foot-long area where I can completely control what goes in. Reviewers say that it's easy to assemble with no special tools needed.
Dress Up Desserts and Charcuterie Boards With This Edible Flower Growing Kit
We interrupt this gardening list to bring you cupcakes! Why? Because I've discovered this Edible Flower Growing Kit, and now I'm obsessed with the idea of growing six different edible flowers I can use to decorate my food.
These Gripper Clips Because We All Need Support
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I ordered a pack of these Gripper Clips on a friend's recommendation, and I've been amazed at how useful I've found them. Thousands of customers agree and have been leaving 5-star reviews! One customer wrote, "This is my second purchase. I liked these clips so much for quick staking of tomato plants and others that I quickly bought this second set with twice the number of clips."
These Heavy-Duty Hand Tools Are Built to Last
To prepare for spring gardening, I'm investing in this set of Heavy-Duty Hand Tools. They're moderately priced and earn high ratings from customers for being sturdy and high-quality.
Little Ones Can Help Too With These Kids' Gardening Tools
When my kids were little, I bought them a set of Kids' Gardening Tools just like these. These are real metal tools, kid-sized, stored in a sturdy canvas tote. One Amazon customer has this to say: "The quality is amazing and I feel it is best used for older children (3-5 should be a great starting age)."
This Moisture Meter Tells You If You're Watering Enough
Easy to use with instant results, this Moisture Meter is indispensable for keeping plants healthy. Just insert the probe into soil to learn whether you're under- or over-watering.
This Monarch Rescue Seed Mix Helps You Save Butterflies
My daughter's school planted a butterfly garden using this Monarch Rescue Seed Mix. The blend of milkweed and nectar-rich flowers create the perfect environment to invite and nourish monarchs and other butterflies.
This Reinvented Vase Lets You Drain Water and Trim Stems
I love cut flowers, but they never seem to stay lovely for long. That might change thanks to this Reinvented Vase! It has a smart design that lets you drain out old water and trim stems without disturbing the arrangement.
This Rolling Stool Will Save Your Back
No more stooping, kneeling, or crouching to reach plants! This Rolling Stool gives you a comfy spot to sit while planting veggies or tending flower beds. Amazon customers say it's easy to assemble and very handy for lots of tasks around the house and yard.
Weeds Are No Match for This Root Slayer
Upgrade from a regular shovel with a tool specially built for tough garden chores! The Root Slayer has a V-shaped tip and serrated edges to dig into hard, dry soil and cut through roots.
This Adorable Wagon Planter Will be a Focal Point in the Garden
I need more decorative planters in my garden, but I'm tired of plain round pots. Instead, I'm ordering this Wagon Planter, which is super-cute and more affordable than it looks. Check out the customer reviews for inspirational photos!
This Indestructible Garden Trowel Will Last a Lifetime
I don't want to buy new garden tools every couple of years, so I'm investing in this Indestructible Garden Trowel. It's made of unbreakable stainless steel with a heavy-duty plastic handle. Made in the USA and has a lifetime warranty.
This Watering Timer Hooks Up to a Hose
Ensure your lawn or plants get just the right about of water by hooking up this Watering Timer to a hose. It's earned nearly 20,000 ratings, with one customer writing, "This is so reliable. I have some of these timers in use now for 4-5 years."
You Can Grow Wheatgrass for Your Cat to Nibble On
If you have a pet who likes nibbling plants, you MUST try this. Fast-growing wheatgrass is safe for cats, dogs, and other animals to nibble on. Check the customer reviews for growing tips and photos of adorable cats enjoying their mini-gardens.
Reach All Your Plants With This Watering Wand
The Watering Wand is designed for maximum ease of use. It's simple to attach and detach, and has a thumb control that doesn't require much pressure to operate. It's earned thousands of high ratings with a solid 4.4 out of 5 average score.