When it comes to choosing garden tools a few well-made, nice looking, easy-to-care-for basics with only the occasional decorative accessory serve most gardeners well.
A flat-bottomed spade, a garden fork, a steel rake, a narrow bladed hoe, and a leaf rake are my long-handled tools, while loppers, hedge clippers, and hand pruners take care of most cutting and trimming chores. Add in a couple of trowels and hand weeders and your set.
But beyond these basics, there are a few tools and pieces of garden equipment that really come earn their value.
Two-wheeled garden cart
Five gallon buckets
And my personal favorite the no bend weed remover.
No matter how large or small your garden may be sturdy basics are always a good investment.