Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a cleaning must-have or something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there’s no way it’s a dud. No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great; they’re a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. We scoured the site for the most popular gardening products and these are the ones shoppers rave about the most. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon gardening tools and gadgets with cult-favorite status.
Green-thumbed Amazon shoppers rave about these colorful gloves. They’re lightweight and breathable, and the flexible foam latex coating keeps your hands cool and dry. Just chuck them in the washing machine between wears.
“These gloves are GOLDILOCKS!” shared one of over 10,000 five-star reviewers. “They fit comfortably, don’t cause my hands to sweat, keep my hands fairly clean even though I dig into the wet dirt for planting, allow me to use my garden tools with precision, and even let me scroll through my song list on my phone!”
Thirsty yards? There’s a reason this sprinkler has over 14,000 five-star reviews — it’s an absolute powerhouse. It has completely customizable coverage and it’s also equipped with 20 clog-resistant rubber nozzles and even comes with a built-in clean-up tool.
“I have been buying sprinklers for the past 13 years,” shared one shopper. “This is the best I have ever purchased. Whoever invited this cares about grass!”
These gardening shears have a soft, easy nonslip grip, and due to the shears’ low-friction coating, they easily glide through wood and prevent the blades from rusting, which experienced gardeners say it cuts like a “hot knife through butter.” That makes them easy to use, even if you can’t garden like you used to.
“Arthritis has no more power over me,” shared a happy shopper. “I was unable to use the larger cutting tools because I have nasty arthritis, but with the Friskars it’s snip and snip and snip, most times for larger diameter plants too…I am ordering another one today…Yes, it’s that good.”
Gardening can do a number on your knees, but this extra-thick, high-density foam pad makes getting down on the ground a bit more comfortable. Right now, it’s a steal at $20 — it’s 40% off. With more than 10,000 five-star reviews, Amazon shoppers get behind the Gorilla Grip Kneeling Pad — but they use it for a lot more than gardening.
“I am an Auto Technician and several of my repairs require extended time kneeling,” an impressed customer shared. “This Gorilla Grip pad is much thicker than the name brands and is much higher density. I was a little reluctant to buy worried that it would be too firm, but just the opposite! It has great support and just enough to give it comfort over extended use. I am very, very happy with this product and highly recommend it to others!!”
Available in 11 colors, ranging from classic black and white to brights like blue and red, these clogs have much more amused than 31,000 five-star reviews. Whether you trekked through dirt, spilled some coffee or decided to don these while doing yard work, the Amoji clogs are a snap to clean. Just add water (cue the hose!).
“I have clay soil that sticks to everything, so I need shoes that are easy to wash,” one shopper shared. “These are it. I can rinse them off with a hose and they are good to go within minutes. They dry super fast too. Very comfortable.”
Simple Lawn Solutions
Wasting water on a dead lawn? This liquid fertilizer promises to return your grass to its green glory — and Amazon shoppers say it delivers.
“This fertilizer is definitely worth the purchase!” shared one of over 5,000 five-star reviews. “After reading previous reviews I decided on this product and I was definitely not disappointed. I was completely amazed that a couple of weeks after applying the fertilizer my grass looks so green and healthy. My only regret is that I didn’t take a ‘ before’ picture! This is a ‘MUST BUY’ for your lawn.”
Arm yourself with a mean bug-trapping machine that kills up to 3,000 biting insects per week. That would be the life-changing DynaTrap XL LED Mosquito and Insect Trap. the insects are lured in by the UV light, they’re tempted further by the carbon dioxide emitted by a warmed titanium dioxide plate underneath. That CO2 mimics human breath so it baits those nuisances.
“We live next to a river. In 90-degree spring, it is an absolute bayou,” said one of 5,000 five-star reviewers. “We were vacuuming up mosquitoes. Two days ago, we installed a Dynatrap. Today, there are no bugs in the yard. It is amazing.”
If you’re planning on doing any gardening this spring, this kneeler will save your knees and joints. It has a sturdy frame to help you get up and down and it comes with a soft EVA foam padding to provide cushion for your knees. Not only is it on sale, but 4,000 gardeners give it a perfect five-star rating.
“A must for knobby knees,” instructed a happy reviewer. “As you get up in years, there are two things that are difficult to do, get down on your knees, and work on something that is located at waist level. This simple device solves both problems. If you need to kneel, you turn it is one way and it is a somewhat padded kneeling pad.If you need to sit while working on something located at waist level (like replacing the battery in an automatic door lock), you turn it the other way and it is a nice seat. “
Planting some shrubs this spring? This tiller makes short work of weeds, using six blades to expertly till the soil that you otherwise would’ve spent hours digging. And it’s electric and cordless, so you don’t have to deal with a short cable, strange smoke, spark plugs and more. The handle even folds up for easy storage.
“For cultivating it is maneuverable, lightweight ,powerful, very effective, efficient, and the tines are easily removed on the rare occasion it clogs,” a shopper reported. “As a tiller, I used it to till for the first time a 15′ by 6′ area that was bare but hardpan dirt. It chewed through it within 10 minutes to a depth of 6 ” after I had already spent 30 minutes cultivating tough weeds in my flower beds. It still has plenty of charge left to do more, but I have run out of work to do at that point.”
Wise Owl Outfitters
When it’s time to enjoy the garden, kick back in Amazon’s #1 bestselling hammock. It comes in two sizes — for one (108 x 54 inches) or two people (120 x 78 inches) — and 14 colors (crimson! navy! yellow!). Made entirely of sturdy parachute nylon, it’s lightweight (only 24 ounces!) and folds up to the size of an egg plant.
One customer shared: “This has been hands down one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon. I have always seen people hammocking in various places and I always wondered what the hubbub was about, but now I know! This hammock is not only stylish and durable, but most importantly affordable. Even with no prior experience, the setup was a breeze and after a couple of practice setups, you would think that I have been doing it my whole life.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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