Garden Gear - Garden Tools

The best hand tools for spring

Karina Leimanis
Photography by
Roger Yip

Whether you need to prune, trim, dig, rake or hoe, 2009's top picks are still great choices


From left to right:

Colourful Garden Scissors. US$12.99; Dramm.

Traditional Chinese Shears are razor-sharp. $13.50, for set of four; Lee Valley.

Fiskars Microtip Pruner is great for precise cutting. $14.99; Canadian Tire


From left to right:

Compact Pruning Saw with rust-proof stainless-steel blade. $17.50; Lee Valley Tools.

Grass Shears and Pruner Set (pruner not shown), $17.99; Canadian Tire. 


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