Ask anyone who enjoys spending time in the garden and they will tell you there is never enough time to get everything done. There are always activities like weeding, mulching, planting, pruning or harvesting going on as well as everyday life. As social distancing restrictions begin to fade and people are venturing out, the garden and landscape keeps growing. It's more important than ever to maximize the time we do have by using the most efficient tools for getting your garden tasks done quicker and efficiently, to achieve more of your gardening goals. We've put together a list of 10 time saving tools as well as video to show how 5 minutes a day can help keep your garden and yard looking great all season long.
Get Dandelions Root and All ComfortGEL® Weeder [CT 3354]
Spring arrives with a tidal wave of taproot weeds, like dandelions and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Trying to remove them with a hoe or surface weeder will leave the root in-tact which means they will grow back and you’ll be weeding again later in the season. The ComfortGEL stainless steel weeder helps to remove the complete weed root and all, easily with its forked tip and a serrated edge.
Turn the Soil Without Tilling SoilRIPPER™ [LG 3624]
After a long winter, planter beds could use a breath of fresh air before planting new annuals and perennials. Aerating your soil helps break it up which provides better drainage and gets oxygen below the surface for healthy root development. The SoilRIPPER heavy-duty steel tines with its sturdy footplate, easily penetrates the soil by leveraging your weight and no back-breaking work turning it. Just rotate the tool with its ComfortGEL grips, reposition it and keep going. Not only will you be done in no time, there’s no added bending or deep digging required.
Carry snips for anytime your in the garden Stainless Steel Long Straight Snips [AG 4930SS]
Having a lightweight pair of snips handy in your garden tool belt or back pocket is a big time saver. No running back to the garage when you need something to harvest some gorgeous blooms or quickly harvest some herbs for dinner. Spending just a few minutes on tasks like deadheading spent blooms will help keep your yard tidy and neat throughout the year.
Sharp and comfortable hand pruners Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners [BP 6310]
A good pair of bypass pruners is essential for maximizing your time in the garden. Choose one that fits your hand and won't weigh you down when there is plenty of pruning work ahead. Making lots of pruning cuts can wear out your hand and you’ll be calling it a day before you’re done. Pick the perfect sized pruner for large or small hands (or lefty), to stay in the pruning zone and get the job done in no time.
Stay sharp for easy and efficient cutting Sharpening Tool – [AC 8300]
Maintaining the cutting edge of your tools is often an overlooked time-saving practice in the garden. Keeping your pruning and digging tools sharp with a Corona tool sharpener will help retain the tool's cutting performance. Whether pruning back tree limbs or digging large holes in the planting beds, sharpening takes just a few seconds so you can power through garden tasks.
Extend your reach with extendable handle loppers for larger limbs DualLINK™ Extendable Bypass Lopper - [SL 4364]
If you’re cutting larger limbs or branches, up to 1 1/2" in a pair of bypass loppers are a must. DualLINK’s compound lopper provides a mechanical cutting advantage that lets you power through cuts in seconds. The extendable handles are a big time saver when that limb is just out of reach. No need to run back to the garage for a ladder. Once you have made all your cuts, clean up the yard fast by cutting the debris into smaller sections for the green bin.
A pruning saw is an absolute MUST RazorTOOTH Saw®
When pruning limbs and branches 1 inches or larger in diameter quickly and easily in no time. The pull stroke technology requires less physical effort, exserting force only on the pull. Its advance blade design and angle of the teeth keeps the cutting channel free of saw dust making cuts twice as fast. RazorTOOTH Saws are lightweight and compact making them perfect for carrying with you out in the garden so you're always ready to tackle larger pruning jobs. Once you cut the limbs, a saw helps with clean up so you are done in no time.\
Wheelbarrows for the heavy lifting and get your tools where you need them EasyLifter® Wheelbarrow [WB 2806]
If you have a lot of work to do in the garden, the wheelbarrow can be your best friend. Pile in mulch and transport to all areas of the garden. Haul in mounds of soil for raised planters. Or help move heavy plants or pots. It will save your back and the fulcrum on the front takes all the weight of the load so you can easily dump it.
Comfort on the go Kneelo Knee Pads
Many garden tasks require getting down on the ground which is no picnic as we age. A good kneeler can help but when you are moving about throughout the garden, it’s much more efficient when they move with you. The Burgon & Ball Kneelos not only cushion your knees, they are so comfortable you will forget you have them on. Available in a variety of colors, you’ll finish in no time and it makes getting up easier.
Easy to spot tools Fluorescent Cutting Tools and Gloves
There is nothing more frustrating and time consuming than looking for your tools while you are out working in the garden. That’s where a pair of fluorescent pink or yellow snips, hand pruners and garden gloves come in very handy. You can easily spot them among green leaves and save you a lot of time looking for them.
5 minutes a day make maintenance a piece of cake!
Maintaining your garden doesn’t have to be chore. Just doing a five minute maintenance outdoors after work, on weekends, in between games or an afternoon break from all-day Zoom sessions, can make a huge difference. It will save you time from having to do bigger and harder tasks later in the season. Having an extra hour of daylight, and the right tools will help get the job done fast and efficiently so you can have time to enjoy your garden, season after season.
Need more advice when it comes to pruning and proper tool care? Check out Corona's free Principles of Pruning guide packed with lots of helpful tips and information.