How to choose key gardening tools

Buy good quality gardening tools - they'll make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Use the right tools for the job to get the best results in your garden and avoid injury

Level of expertise needed
How to choose key gardening tools
Always buy the best quality tools you can afford


  • Hand fork and trowel
  • Secateurs
  • Border fork
  • Spade
  • Gloves

Top tip!

Keep your tools clean - they'll be easier to use, last longer and you'll minimise the risk of spreading plant diseases

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