Gardening & Landscaping Tools

Landscaping tools are essential instruments for gardeners, landscapers and other horticultural professionals. A.M. Leonard’s selection of landscaping and gardening tools will help you prepare everything you need to create vibrant gardens and immaculate landscapes. For avid home gardeners, check out the selection of gardening supplies from our sister site Gardener's Edge.

Professional Landscaping Hand Tools

1. Shovel: Used to prepare beds for planting, a shovel is a landscaper’s best friend. Great for breaking up soil, spreading mulch, prying rocks, replanting vegetation and more, your shovel will be your most relied-up hand tool in your shed.
2. Rakes: As a horticulturist you’ll need two types of rake. A leaf rake helps to tidy up leaves, sticks and other light debris, while a bow rake distributes, smooths and breaks up heavy or dense materials such as gravel and compacted soil.
3. Transplant Spade: Transplant spades enable landscapers to dig straight down around a root bulb without damage to the root system, keeping your plant safe during transplanting.
4. Trowel: Trowels are multi-purpose tools, used for digging small planting holes, breaking up compacted earth, transferring plants and mixing soil with composts and fertilizers.
5. Hand Cultivator: Also called a hand tiller, these little tools prepare soil for planting by turning and loosening it. You can also use a hand cultivator to dig small planting rows for fruits and vegetables and to remove weeds.
6. Hand Rake: Ideal for working in tight spaces, hand rakes allow you to smooth soil and mulch around flowerbeds without disturbing your delicate plants.
7. Dutch Hoe: This long-handled tool contains a sharp blade that when pushed or pulled through soil, cuts the root systems of weeds, preventing them from growing back.
8. Garden Fork: Otherwise known as a spading fork or graip, garden forks loosen and turn over large areas of soil in preparation for planting.
9. Pruners: Called pruning shears, hand pruners and secateurs, these tools trim and clip vegetation, and can even prune hard branches like those of trees and shrubs.
10. Cleanup Gear: Push brooms in various widths, squeegees for wet messes, trash pickup tools and scraper for sticky messes on paths, walkways and driveways. Having the right cleaning tools at your disposal can make the cleanup after planting a breeze.