Essential Garden Tools: The Arnold Franks TOP TWO List!

When it comes to working outdoors, you’ll find garden tools for every possible use – but are they all really necessary?

Or are you simply filling your garden shed with more clutter than a back-street jumble sale? We take a look at a few of the items you really need in your shed this season, and we offer our top two for quality and price!

Spades and rakes, rakes and spades

Ah yes – the humble spade and rake combo. No kiwi garden can survive without them, and they’re prolific in any warehouse or garden store worth it’s salt. But which ones to choose? Here are our top two tried and true quality spades and rakes that won’t let you down.

  • XCEL 14 Tooth Rake This is a great basic rake that just gets the job done and will go the distance without a fuss. There are no bells and whistles, but you won’t be rushing off to buy a new rake in a year’s time either. This is a well-known and trusted brand, and we’ve never had a customer return one yet!
  • XCEL Forged Steel Garden Spade The King Kong of garden hoses, this baby is self-retracting, with a handy lock & rewind mechanism that makes watering less of a strain on the arms! It’s mounted in a weather-resistant fully UV stabilised case, which comes with an optional 180 degree swivel mount. If you love your garden, this is the hose for you.

Wheelbarrows, the gardener’s delight

Take the strain off your back and the weeds away from your garden with the good old kiwi wheelbarrow! You’ll never know how much you rely on them until your trusty barrow breaks down – so here are the top 2 picks from our hard-wearing stock!

  • Greens Poly Contractor Wheelbarrow Don’t let the name fool you, this is may be a heavy-duty wheelbarrow, but it’s so light and easy to handle that it makes an ideal garden barrow too. It’s simply built to contractor standard – which is a good thing in anyone’s books!
  • Greens Ezipour Wheelbarrow This is a fantastic addition to your gardening toolbox: it’s a standard-tray wheelbarrow with one distinct feature: the ezi-pour lip. What a difference this makes when tipping out dirt, sand, or debris! Try it for yourself, you’ll be amazed!