Ames True Temper makes serious tools for both the professional user and the DIY enthusiast. Although the weather outside is not ideal for gardening, it’s a good bet that the gardeners in your life are already dreaming of spring, when they can get out in the garden. We can’t think of a better gift for the green thumbs on your gift-giving list than one or all of these inexpensive, well-built, high-quality and functional garden tools.
Welded Garden Hoe
The welded garden hoe, in which the blade is serrated at the edges for cleaner cutting, is ideal for chopping, weeding and clearing growth in gardens and flower beds. This tool is a great investment for homeowners with smaller landscaping and gardening requirements.
The hoe features a 6¼-inch-wide blade for optimal weeding, a handle made with North American hardwood for strength and durability and a 10-inch cushion grip for comfort and control.
The welded garden hoe comes with a 15 year warranty.
The action hoe was designed for weeding and cultivating around live growing plants, and it does an amazing job. It works by using a back-and-forth, push-pull motion to cut weed roots deep under the surface. This tool cuts weeding time in half.
It features a strong, sturdy, 54-inch handle and a triangular-shaped head. When weeding with this hoe, it cuts weed roots below the surface.
The action hoe comes with a 15 year warranty.
Ergo Gel Grip Hand Tools (each sold separately)
Ames has added three new tools to its line of Ergo Gel Grip gardening hand tools, including a Multi-Tool Hoe/Cultivator, a Multi-Tool Weeder/Transplanter and a Hand Rake. The full line of Ergo Gel Grip tools offers year-round garden solutions from spring cultivating and summer planting, to fall harvesting and winter pruning.
As with all of the hand tools in the AMES Ergo Gel Grip tool line, each features an ergonomic handle design with a soft gel-grip insert that cushions the hand and provides maximum comfort.
Beyond the gel grip feature on the handles, the 2-in-1 cultivator/hoe features a stainless steel, dual-purpose head with a cultivator for tilling and a hoe for light digging. The 2-in-1 weeder/root cutter features a stainless steel head and serrated edge for cutting roots. The hand rake features wide tines for gathering leaves and other materials.
These three new gardening hand tools add to the current lineup of tools consisting of a hand trowel, hand transplanter, hand cultivator, hand weeder and soil scoop.
All of these tools are available at Home Depot and other retailers nationwide.
Need more gift ideas? The 2014 Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide has lots of great gifts for everyone on your list.