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Best Gardening Tool Sets

Gardening calls for many tools, and life is a lot easier when you can get them all in one place! A quality set of garden tools will help make it easier to tend your flowers and vegetables. Some tools you’ll use regularly; others come in handy only rarely. Still, it’s good to have them on hand when you need them!

Sure, you could shop around and buy each tool individually. For some people, that may be the best choice. You might want to look around and choose your trowels, dibbers, and garden forks individually.

But buying as a set has advantages, too. It’s quicker, of course. Often, you’ll find that a carrier is part of the set, too – which always comes in handy! And you may like the consistent look and feel of the tools.

Let’s talk about what you should look for, and then have a look at some of the top garden tool sets for your personal use!

What To Consider

Completeness 

There isn’t universal agreement about what should be part of a garden toolset. Three tools – like a trowel, fork, and pruners – could be considered a set. But a wider array of implements is great – and we prefer they come with a carrying pouch. The largest set we’ve reviewed has 84 total pieces! 

Of course, you may never need every item. Odds are that you’ll at least think you’ll never need them. But if you can find a set like this that’s of decent quality and comes at a reasonable cost, it’s always good to go for it. You’ll be grateful when you have the right tool for a task, rather than having to make do with something else.

Ergonomics

Of course, the comfort of using any tool is always important. You want something that is easy to hold and won’t wear you out. A well-designed tool fits your hand and doesn’t cause stress or fatigue.

The design and materials of the handle are key considerations. Unfortunately, if your hands aren’t average, you will have a hard time finding tools you can use comfortably.

Durability

As usual, be sure to get tools that will hold up over time. Quality materials and construction are always essential and always factors in our reviews. If there is welding, be sure it is well-done. When the metal part of a tool slides into a sheath-type handle, it shouldn’t slip.

Portability 

It can be a pain to lug around your tools. It’s also tough to keep them organized in the shed. Fortunately, many garden tool sets include bags. They have a slot for each item, so you’ll immediately know if you’re missing something. The best carriers are resistant to scratches and tears and have a handle that will keep your hands clear of the business end of the tools.

Reviews of the Best Garden Tool Sets

We’ve found some great garden tools sets. When you’re in the market for one, we suggest you consider these!

CHRYZTAL Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Gardening Tool Set

8 piece garden tool set reviewed

With this set, you get only seven pieces. But they do cover all the basics. And they are sturdy enough for regular use, so you should be able to enjoy them for years to come.

The pieces included:

  • Weeder
  • Trowel
  • Transplanting Spade
  • Pruners
  • Garden Fork
  • Rake
  • Carry bag

The carry bag is made of Oxford cloth and holds up well against branches, rocks, and scrapes with the tools. 

The tool handles are rubber. The tools themselves are stainless steel. They are durable enough for use in topsoil or relatively loose soil. But they are not strong enough for major digging projects, rocks, or roots. They will bend or break if you use them for that type of work.

FiveJoy Garden Tool Set

fivejoy garden tool 11 piece set

FiveJoy offers a nice 11-piece set that will help you cover the bases for your garden tasks. Included are:

  • Garden fork
  • Rake
  • Trowel
  • Transplanting spade
  • Weeder
  • Pruning Shears
  • 100 ft. rope
  • Gardening snippers
  • Spray bottle
  • Glove with claw tips
  • Carry bag

The transplanting spade is especially nice since it is graduated to show the depth that it’s submerged into the soil.

The rope is great when you have to tie a plant to a support, whether it’s another stem or an independent piece to hold it upright. The gloves with the tips are wonderful, too.

The tools are of decent quality and hold up well over time. The handles are comfortable. 

These aren’t ideal for heavy-duty professional use. But for regular garden tasks, they should serve you well.

84 Pieces Garden Tools Set

huge 84 piece garden tool set with gloves, butterfly markers, carrier

If you want a set of tools that covers all aspects of gardening, this is the one you need. It handles everything from your starter parts and herb garden to maintaining everything in the backyard garden bed.

It has 84 pieces, although not all are tools. You get an assortment of butterfly stakes (12) and plant label markers (25). But these can be useful, too, so don’t just write them off as fluff.

There are other tools, too, that you’ll be able to make good use of. Mainly, they’re smaller versions of garden tools. They’ll serve you well in caring for succulents, potted plants, and herbs.

The tools aren’t heavy-duty but will hold up well in a prepared garden bed. They’re not good for tough soil, roots, or rocks. However, they get the job done with more prepared soil. 

Sleek Garden 8 Piece Garden Tools

garden tool set with included kneeler pad

An 8-piece set, these tools are comfortable to use and should last you a long time.

Included are:

  • Rake
  • Garden Fork
  • Trowel
  • Transplanting Spade
  • Foam Kneeler
  • Bamboo-rayon gloves
  • Pruners
  • Carry bag

The tools have rubber no-slip grips that feel reasonably comfortable. We’re still getting used to the idea of gloves made with bamboo, but you could hardly tell. They were comfortable and fit well on average-sized hands.

Overall, the tool quality is decent, although not outstanding. They should hold up well if you’re using them for general chores. We wouldn’t use them on roots or rocks with them, though.

Scuddles Garden Tools Set – 8 Piece

scuddles 8 piece garden tool set with gloves and carrier

This popular set of garden tools is one of the smaller ones we’ll review, with only 8 pieces. But it will cover you for the basics and offers sturdy tools that will minimize muscle strain while you work.

The tools included are:

  • Trowel
  • Weeding Tool
  • Spray bottle
  • Transplanting Spade
  • Garden Fork
  • Hand Rake
  • Gloves
  • Carry bag

The bag is a double-layer polyester and has slots perfectly designed for each item.

The tools are mediocre. The handles are wood, which seems great. But the blades are only good for working in loose soil. They won’t hold up well if it’s too dry or hard. They’re not designed for clay, breaking through roots, or other heavy-duty uses.

Conclusion

Buying garden tools as a set helps you be sure you get all you need and that they even look great together! Often, it’s more economical that way, too. Add a set to your tool shed to make sure you’re prepared for all the garden tasks that await in the upcoming season!