Best Of … Buying Guides


There are so many gardening products on the store shelves that it’s difficult to know which are worth buying and which to walk away from.

To take the guesswork out of choosing gardening tools, we’ve done the research for you. We’ve tested and reviewed hundreds of products and put together our top recommendations in a variety of product categories.

Golden Shovel Award Winners

Each year, we award up to five Golden Shovel Awards for the best gardening products we've reviewed that year. These are items that will make gardening easier, more enjoyable, more bountiful, or otherwise enhance the time you spend outside. These aren't necessarily products that have earned a Seal of Approval, but they're each a fantastic item that you're sure to enjoy using.​