Innovative Gardening Tools – Learn About Unique Garden Tools To Try

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Today’s must-have garden tools go far beyond the basic shovel and rake. New, innovative gardening tools are useful and efficient, and designed to make backyard tasks easier.

What kind of new gardening tools and gadgets are out there? Read on for a run-down on some of the unique tools and cool garden gadgets currently available.

New Gardening Tools and Gadgets

Some of the innovative gardening tools you can buy today resemble things you might have owned years before, but each has a new twist. For example, most experienced gardeners have or have had a garden planner: a map of your garden you use to figure out how many and what types of plants will fit into different garden beds.

Today’s must-have garden tools include an online planner that assists you in doing the same thing, but digitally. You enter the size of your beds and the crops you want to include, and it spaces it out for you. A few companies also send you email updates about when to plant. 

Some unique garden tools you can get today would have seemed like magic years ago. One example is a plant sensor that collects data about a site to help you decide what to plant there. This sensor is a sort of stake you stick into the soil. It has a USB drive that collects information about the location, including the amount of sunlight and moisture. After a few days, you pull up the stake, plug the USB drive into your computer, and go online to get recommendations for appropriate plants.

Other Innovative Garden Tools

Ever think of organizing your wheelbarrow? Not only is this possible, but it’s easy to do with a wheelbarrow organizer, which fits over a standard wheelbarrow and provides a compartmentalized tray for tools and supplies, including partitions for keys, cell phone, a 5-gallon bucket, and seedlings.

Some of these new must-have garden tools make once difficult tasks easier. For example, pop-up plant covers offer plants protection against chills and breezes. Now you can take the worry out of protecting new planting, as these turn into easy-to-set-up miniature greenhouses that help plants grow 25% faster.

Additional one-of-a-kind and very cool garden gadgets include:

  • Weeders that can take out weeds with an infrared heat blast
  • Bionic gloves that provide support and compression to help swollen and sore joints
  • Irrigation controllers that use “smart home” technology to optimize watering
  • Motion sprinklers that can sense and spray small four-legged garden pests nearby
  • Autobot mowers that can mow the yard so you don’t have to

This is just a snippet of cool garden gadgets that are available today. New and innovative garden tools and accessories are continually being introduced to gardeners.

Teo Spengler

Teo Spengler has been gardening for 30 years. She is a docent at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Her passion is trees, 250 of which she has planted on her land in France.