The pandemic and the recurring lockdowns have made us all realize the value of having a garden. Whether it’s for growing your own food for self-sufficiency or just to have a green space to calm one's anxiety, a garden can do wonders for your home and your all-around well-being. 

If it’s your first time to try growing plants and herbs (or even if you’re already an expert), you’ll need an arsenal of gardening tools. Here are the most essential tools and supplies you'll need for your garden.

1. ZUZUAN Garden Tool Set 
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ZUZUAN Garden Tool Set includes the three basic tools that every gardener should have. These are the trowel, transplant trowel and cultivator hand rake. The garden trowel lets you excavate small holes and trenches and ideal for planting, transplanting and tilling the soil. The measured transplant trowel lets you dig holes to exact depths. On the other hand, the three-tine cultivator rake is perfect for loosening and breaking up hard soil, compost and the like. 

2. Nisaku Hori-Hori Weeding & Digging Knife
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Nisaku Hori-Hori Weeding & Digging Knife is made in Japan with the finest stainless steel. The knife is your all-around garden tool. It boasts of a concave blade for digging, a straight edge on one side and a serrated one on the other, adding to its versatility. Use this knife to divide plants, plant bulbs, flowers and herbs, dig out weeds and remove rocks. 

3. Fiskars Pruning Shears 
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Fiskars Bypass Pruning Shears features a durable steel blade that’s covered in a non-stick, low-friction coating that helps the blade glide through wood, prevents sap build-up and resists rust. A bypass blade on the pruner provides clean cuts on stems and small branches up to ⅝-inch thick. The bypass pruning shears are ideal for pruning your plants and removing dead or rotten branches to keep your plants thriving.

4. VIVOSUN Straight Hand Pruner 
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VIVOSUN Straight Hand Pruner allows variety for your pruning. The straight stainless steel blades let you make precise cuts in the area needed. You can clip and snip the part directly without damaging the other vital stems and branches of your plant. Its spring-loaded grips allow you to hold and snip away with just one hand and without the hand strain. These are ideal for precision cutting especially with smaller plants like bonsai and small flowering plants. 

5. TABOR TOOLS Anvil Lopper 
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TABOR TOOLS Anvil Lopper features sharp-hardened carbon steel blades that stay sharp even with constant use. Its non-stick, low-friction coating lets the blades glide and cut branches effortlessly. This lopper is used for bigger branches on more mature trees and can cut up to two inches of thick wood. Its length lets your reach higher branches to remove unwanted and dry wood growth.

6. Edward Tools Hoe and Cultivator Hand Tiller
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Edward Tools Hoe and Cultivator Hand Tiller features a carbon steel blade for heavy-duty use. This handheld hoe-slash-tiller is handy for loosening hard soil and removing weeds with its three-tine side while its flat blade is perfect for moving and shaping soil. You can also dig shallow trenches for plant beds using the flat blade. The solid oak stem promises durability while the rubber handle offers a more comfortable grip.

7. Corona RazorTOOTH Folding Pruning Saw
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Corona RazorTOOTH Folding Pruning Saw features three-sided razor teeth along its steel blade for efficient cutting. This pruning saw features a 10-inch blade that’s meant to be used on thicker and bigger branches that a pruner or looper can’t cut through, usually at five to six inches. Its ergonomically designed co-molded handle provides a comfortable grip for extended use. It also features a tapered and curved folding blade that’s easy to latch to prevent injuries.

8. BlueArrowExpress Kana Hoe 
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BlueArrowExpress Kana Hoe also doubles as a sickle and features a super sharp blade perfect for efficient weeding and cultivating. One quick swipe is all that’s needed with this hoe-slash-sickle to glide through unwanted growth and foliage in your garden. The blade is made from carbon steel to ensure long-lasting durability. Its compact size makes it easy to handle and store while its wooden handle makes it super sturdy.

9. Spear Head Spade Gardening Shovel
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Spear Head Spade Gardening Shovel is an innovative shovel-spade hybrid that reduces your digging effort in any soil condition. This shovel-slash-spade is ideal for jobs that are too big for your handheld trowel. Made with a sharp-hardened steel blade and a reinforced fiberglass handle that ensures its durability even after continuous use over time. The D-shaped handle features a cushioned grip for maximum comfort.

10. The Weeder Standing Plant Root Remover and Weed Puller
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The Weeder Standing Plant Root Remover and Weed Puller lets you pull out nasty, unwanted weeds without having to bend down and break your back. A 41-inch shaft makes weeding pain-free while its designed tip allows you to push it into the soil with ease and effortlessly grab weeds out from their roots. An innovative patent foot lever lets you add that extra pressure to really get into the roots of all kinds of weeds.

11. Sonkir Soil pH Meter
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Sonkir Soil pH Meter is a handy 3-in-1 tool that tests the soil moisture, pH value and sunlight level of your plant. A double needle system provides accurate and reliable readings so you can test and analyze the soil’s moisture and pH acidity. It lets you determine if your plants, vegetables and herbs will thrive on your soil and lets you discern how to make the soil neutral and moist so it’s nutrient-dense and ready for planting.

12. WhaleLife Indoor Watering Can 
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WhaleLife Indoor Watering Can is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The stylish pot holds up to 1.4L so you don’t need to keep refilling it to water your indoor plants and outdoor vegetable garden. The watering can is made from thickened PS resin for durability and features a transparent body that lets you determine the water level. Its long-stem spout allows you to control water flow.

13. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Working Gloves 
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Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Working Gloves are made of breathable bamboo to absorb perspiration that keeps your hands cool in the summer, warm in the winter and of course, comfortable throughout your gardening experience. These gloves feel like second skin so you don’t need to remove them when you need to use your phone or iPad. Rubber handgrips ensure comfortable and durable hand protection so you keep your hands safe at all times.