35 Awesome Garden Tools for Under $20

A few days ago I ran a post on some tips for finding inexpensive garden tools.

I thought it would be a good idea to post about some awesome garden tools that are under twenty dollars. Surprisingly, if you look hard enough, you can find a good number of garden tools that won’t break your savings account.

If you are starting your first garden this year, it is a good idea to get just the basic tools you need to perform gardening tasks. There is no need to purchase a shed full of tools, and spend a fortune when starting out.

I always say – buy the basics that you need to get started. Build your tool inventory as your garden expands, your confidence grows, and your experience deepens.

If you have been growing a vegetable garden for years, it might be time to replace some of those tools that have just about had it. Here are 35 tools you can purchase for under 20 bucks.

Hand Tools

Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip WeederRadius Garden Natural Radius Grip Weeder – The Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip Weeder is a high quality hand weeding tool, that will easily pop out the most stubborn weeds in your garden. It features an ultra-light aluminum/magnesium serrated blade, and an ergonomic power handle.

Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip CultivatorRadius Garden Natural Radius Grip Cultivator – Another nice hand tool from Radius Garden, the Radius Grip Cultivator makes cultivating your garden a snap. It features high quality tines, and an ergonomic handle that takes the pressure off your wrist and hands.

Radius Garden Natural Radius Grip TrowelRadius Garden Natural Radius Grip Trowel – To complete the Radius Garden line of hand tools, comes the Natural Radius Grip Trowel. This useful trowel comes with the same strong blade, and ergonomic handle as the other Radius Garden hand tools. All three of these tools can also be purchased as a set that comes to about $35.

Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning SnipsFiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snips – The Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snips are a handy pair of snips to have in the garden. They are perfect for snipping flowers, or pruning all types of plants. They are also ideal for snipping vegetables from the vine during harvest.

Fiskars Garden Multi-Snip with SheathFiskars Garden Multi-Snip with Sheath – Another nice pair of snips from Fiskars that features four tools in one – a multi-purpose snip, a serrated knife, a fine-edge knife, and a wire cutting notch. It also comes with a handy sheath.

Fiskars Big Grip Garden KnifeFiskars Big Grip Garden Knife – This garden knife is just the tool for tackling weeds, transplanting vegetables, and digging holes. The big grip handle makes it easy to use, and it features serrated knife edges to cut through weeds and tough materials.

Garden Works Ken Ho Garden WeederGarden Works Ken Ho Garden Weeder – The Ken Ho Garden Weeder is one of the best hand weeders available, and has received great reviews by many gardeners. It features a pointed trowel end for the ease of weed removal, and an ergonomic handle to relieve pressure to the wrist.

Yard Butler Garden Terra WeederYard Butler Garden Terra Weeder – What the Yard Butler Garden Terra Weeder lacks in good looks it makes up for in brute weed-getting power. It is a professional grade weeder that can tackle the toughest weeds in your garden.

Yard Butler Garden Terra TillerYard Butler Garden Terra Tiller – Another Yard Butler garden tool that is a professional grade cultivator. Its heavy duty construction and light weight makes it perfect for raised beds and flower gardens.

Bond Culti-Hoe With Telescopic Handle & Non-Slip GripBond Culti-Hoe With Telescopic Handle & Non-Slip Grip – The Culti-Hoe is a combination hoe and cultivator that features a non-slip, telescoping handle. The handle adjusts from 25″ in length to 37″, making it the perfect length for just about any gardener.

Garden Weasel Weed PopperGarden Weasel Weed Popper – The Garden Weasel Weed Popper makes “popping” those weeds from your garden a cinch. Just push the tines under the weed, step on the lever, and the weed will pop right out – roots and all!

Bond 6-in-1 Pruner Multi-Tool With Nylon PouchBond 6-in-1 Pruner Multi-Tool With Nylon Pouch – The Bond 6-in-1 Pruner Multi-Tool is all you need in the garden for cutting. It comes with a pruner, peeling knife, large knife, soil knife, and a mini-saw. It also comes with a nylon pouch.

Fiskars Bulb TransplanterFiskars Bulb Transplanter – This handy dandy little tool is perfect for planting bulbs in the garden. I also use it when transplanting some vegetables. It makes a perfect hole every time, and even has a depth gauge on the side so you know exactly how deep the hole you are making is.

Tool Organizers

Plano Corner Tool RackPlano Corner Tool Rack – The Plano Corner Tool Rack is the perfect solution for storing all your rakes, shovels, garden forks, and more in one convenient location.

Fiskars Garden Bucket CaddyFiskars Garden Bucket Caddy – The Fiskars Garden Bucket Caddy is an ideal solution for having your tools organized while working in the garden. You will never have to search around for your favorite hand tool again. Everything will be right there with you!

Wolf Garten Deluxe Garden ToteWolf Garten Deluxe Garden Tote – This deluxe garden tote features comfortable leather grips, fourteen roomy mesh pockets, and a reinforced bottom for added strength. You can fit all your garden tools in this one tote.

Fiskars Garden Waist ApronFiskars Garden Waist Apron – This garden apron will help you keep all your gardening essentials ready to go at a moment’s notice. The apron features three big pockets for holding tools, and is water-resistant.

Fiskars Phone and Garden PocketFiskars Phone and Garden Pocket – You will never need to worry about dropping your cell phone in the dirt again. This handy phone and garden pocket has a neat pocket for carrying your cell phone, a pocket for some garden tools, and a convenient key ring loop.

Suncast 4' Garden Tool HangerSuncast 4′ Garden Tool Hanger – This garden tool hanger is perfect for storing garden tools such as shovels, rakes, hoes, and garden forks. It easily mounts to the wall of your garage or shed. Never trip over those long handles again!

Garden Safety

Wolf-Garten Men's Garden GlovesWolf-Garten Men’s Garden Gloves – A good pair of garden gloves is a must while working on your vegetable garden. These heavy duty gloves will protect your hands, and resists wear and tear.

Wolf-Garten Women's Garden GlovesWolf-Garten Women’s Garden Gloves – A great pair of gardening gloves for women. These durable gloves will protect your hands from scrapes, scratches, and cuts.

Peltor Over-the-Head EarmuffsPeltor Over-the-Head Earmuffs – When using any power tools in your garden, wearing ear protection is vital in order to save your hearing. These Peltor over-the-head earmuffs will do just that! They are lightweight and have extra padding for comfort. They also feature a 29 dB reduction in noise.

Dewalt Protective Safety GlassesDewalt Protective Safety Glasses – A good quality pair of safety glasses are very important when performing certain tasks in the garden. Make sure you protect your eyes while working with power tools, or any other duties that may create flying objects. You only get one set of eyes, make sure you keep them!

Tommyco Thick Premium Vinyl Garden Kneeling PadsTommyco Thick Premium Vinyl Garden Kneeling Pads – Growing a vegetable garden requires kneeling down quite a bit. Make sure to protect your knees with this colorful knee pad. Your knees will thank you!

Must Have Garden Goodies

Classic Impressions 10-Inch Copper Garden Plant LabelsClassic Impressions 10-Inch Copper Garden Plant Labels – You will never need to second guess what you planted again! These beautiful plant markers give you the ability to label your plants in the garden. The copper design will not rust and will add a nice elegant touch to your vegetable garden.

Fiskars Kangaroo 30-Gallon Gardening ContainerFiskars Kangaroo 30-Gallon Gardening Container – The Fiskars Kangaroo 30-Gallon Gardening Container is the perfect solution for bagging leaves, pruning, or weeding. It holds itself open, ending those constant battles with plastic bags. It’s great to use for collecting yard debris for your compost pile. It also collapses for easy storage.

Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden SprayerChapin 20000 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden Sprayer – This garden sprayer is a must-have for fertilizing and applying compost tea to your garden plants. It also features a handy carrying strap to make it easier to get around the garden.

Swan Soft & Supple 5/8-Inch-by-50-Foot Garden HoseSwan Soft & Supple 5/8-Inch-by-50-Foot Garden Hose – If you are looking for a new garden hose, the soft and supple is the way to go. The construction of this hose resists tangles, and will not hold its shape if rolled up for extended periods like other water hoses.

Accu Sharp Tool SharpenerAccu Sharp Tool Sharpener – Never have a dull tool again with this fantastic tool sharpener. You can sharpen shovels, hoes, cultivators, and even lawn mower blades with this handy device. Keeping your tools properly sharpened will help save you time and possible back pain in your garden.

Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato PlanterTopsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter – The Topsy-Turvy is a super way to grow tomatoes, or peppers! By hanging the plants upside down they tend to grow more vigorous and become more productive. This is a great item for those that have small yards, or live in apartments!

Strawberry or Herb Planter Bag for Decks, Patios and BalconiesStrawberry or Herb Planter Bag for Decks, Patios and Balconies – This planter bag is an awesome gadget for growing fresh herbs or strawberries on a deck or patio. There is no mess, no fuss, and the bag easily stores when not in use. There is no excuse not to have fresh herbs now!

Automatic Waterer with Ceramic Sensor MediumAutomatic Waterer with Ceramic Sensor Medium – This fine item is a true savior for those that like to container garden, or have potted houseplants. It automatically detects when the plant needs water, and gives it the right amount of water. This is perfect for when you leave on vacations. Never come back home to a wilted plant!

Nelson Rezimr Long Neck Five-Pattern Spray NozzleNelson Rezimr Long Neck Five-Pattern Spray Nozzle – This long neck watering wand is great for watering your vegetable garden and hanging baskets. It features a front trigger that makes using the wand simple and comfortable.

Burpee Eco-friendly Seed Starting 25-Pellet Greenhouse KitBurpee Eco-friendly Seed Starting 25-Pellet Greenhouse Kit – This seed starting kit is a great way to get your vegetables started off on the fight foot. It features eco-friendly parts that can all be composted.

Speedmaster Garden SeederSpeedmaster Garden Seeder – The Speedmaster Garden Seeder is the tool to use when sowing those very tiny vegetable seeds. It features four possible settings that will match anything you are sowing in your vegetable garden. A must-have for anyone that grows carrots, turnips, kale, or lettuce from seed.


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4 Comments on 35 Awesome Garden Tools for Under $20

  1. Since I have been involved in gardening in my tiny lawn, I have started your blog posts to read. Now I have a good knowledge of diy gardening tools. When I started I didn’t knew even names of many diy gardening tools , now I know the names of many and feel it easier to find them online or at some store.

  2. The most useful tool I have is a thing called ‘Snapper’. It’s really a pair of secateurs on the end of a metre-long pole. It is excellent for pruning hard to reach shrubs, but, best of all, it holds onto the pruned piece so that it doesn’t drop into the surrounding plants. I wouldn’t do without it.

  3. Hi Tee,
    I just wanted to let you know that I really really really enjoy your blog. This is an awesome resource for me as a beginner-intermediate gardener living in suburbia. 🙂 Lots of great information and very well-organized. Thank you so much!
    Iris & Dahlia (yes, those are our real names LOL)

    • Hello Iris & Dahlia! Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m glad you find the information here helpful. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me directly using the contact page.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! 🙂

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