The Best Garden Tools

If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with a yard, you know the joy of having a clean, well-kept yard to relax and host friends and family in. Opting to maintain a garden or a yard yourself can be satisfying if you have the right mindset and proper tools. In addition to a vast array of types of tools available, many brands exist for each too. We put our gardens and yards through seasons of testing to find the best garden products for your own home.

  • The Best Weed Killers


    After 200 hours of side-by-side testing on our team's gardens, we determined that Compare-N-Save is the best weed killer overall. We also liked Natural Armor as the best natural weed killer, which proved as equally effective as conventional weed killers.

  • The Best Patio Umbrellas and Stands

    Treasure Garden

    We tested the highest-rated patio umbrellas and stands and determined that Treasure Garden is the best market-style umbrella, Hampton Bay is the best cantilever-style umbrella, and Shademobile is the best umbrella stand.

  • Chairs
    The Best Zero Gravity Chairs

    Timber Ridge

    After four weeks of lounging at the park and beach, watching movies in a neutral body position and experimenting with a neutral-posture office setup with the five top contenders, we think the Timber Ridge has the zero gravity chair you should buy.

  • The Best String Trimmers

    Black+Decker - LST136W

    After two months of edging lawns, trimming grass and relentless weed destruction on a ten-acre orchard we found the Black+Decker - LST136W to be the best string trimmer for the average sized lawn.

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    The Best Leaf Blowers

    Toro - 51621

    We spent two months of blowing, sweeping and shredding the endless piles of autumn leaves on a ten-acre orchard to discover the Toro - 51621 is the best leaf blower for most homeowners.

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    The Best Lawn Mowers

    Honda - 21" HRR216K9VKA

    After a season of mowing a 4,300 sq. ft. lawn with self-propelled gas, electric and manual lawn mowers, we found the best lawn mower for most folks to be a Honda gas-powered model.

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    The Best Garden Hoses

    Bionic Steel PRO

    We tested the best garden hoses over 30 hours in order to determine the Craftsman Premium is the best option available. The Craftsman is sturdy, manageable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.