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13 Essential gardening tools

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Must-have gardening gear

Before you start digging in the dirt, see which tools you should have on hand to make your gardening tasks go smoothly. Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's Going Yard are sharing their favorite picks for must-have gardening tools.
Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's Going Yard
Going Yard

Must-have gardening gear

Before you start digging in the dirt, see which tools you should have on hand to make your gardening tasks go smoothly. Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's Going Yard are sharing their favorite picks for must-have gardening tools.

With the help of his wife, Peyton, landscape pro Chris Lambton regularly transforms boring backyards into amazing outdoor spaces on HGTV's Going Yard. The couple loves to get their hands dirty together by digging around in the garden.

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Like most gardening enthusiasts, the Lambtons have their favorite tools. Chris, with a background in landscaping, likes having a mattock pick on hand for stonework, a pole chainsaw for trimming tall trees and a tape measure for space planning. Peyton, who puts the decorative touches on outdoor spaces, prefers simple tools like work gloves and a hand shovel for planting. Rather than messing with gadgets for weeding, Peyton prefers using her hands, saying there's "nothing better than ripping them out of the ground."

We asked the husband and wife team to share their picks for must-have gardening gear. See which essential gardening gear should be in your toolshed.

Essential gardening gear

Tools every gardener should have

  • Shovel
  • Leaf rake
  • Hose
  • Broom
  • Sunscreen

Best tools for weeding

  • Flat shovel
  • Metal rake
  • 5-gallon bucket for weeds

For your vegetable garden

  • Hand clippers
  • Hand rake

Tools for big yards

  • 48" Bobcat mower
  • Backpack blower
  • Chainsaw

Our picks for gardening tools

Our favorite gardening tools

Vera Bradley gardening gloves, $28; Roses garden tool set, $33; Pink garden pruning set, $12;
5-gallon plastic bucket, $3; Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunblock, $8.

More gardening tips

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Going Yard's Chris and Peyton Lambton on outdoor decor

Photo credit: HGTV
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