The Best Garden Tools
Has the bloom faded on your old planting gear? Real Simple’s expert testers got their hands dirty in search of the sharpest tools in the shed.
Best Hand Trowel
Burgon and Ball Hand Trowel
Slightly smaller than most, this rust-resistant beauty can get into tight spots. The carved-wood handle is light but sturdy, and so comfortable it could keep you in the garden all day.
To buy: $17, shovelandhoe.com.
Featured May 2013
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