The Best Lawn and Garden Tools for NH

The days are warmer and it’s time to get outside. As we said in our last post, April is Lawn and Garden Month. Last time we talked about the best plants for early spring. This time, we’re talking tools. That’s right the fun stuff. No matter what projects you’re taking on this month, Aubin Ace Hardware has everything you need for lawn and garden tools in NH. Whether you’re a serious gardener or just getting started, having these tools to hand will help you garden like a pro.

Here are the lawn and garden tools we can’t live without.


Hori Hori Gardening Knife

Sometimes also called a soil knife or weeding knife, the hori-hori is the ultimate multipurpose gardening tool. Hori is the Japanese word for “dig,” and hori-hori is the onomatopoeia for the digging sound. This Japanese gardening knife is sharp on both sides, serrated on one side, and comes to a semi-sharp point. With this tool, you can cut roots, weed, split perennials, and even cut sod. Many hori-hori models have measurements etched into the blade and can be used to measure depth for planting bulbs. If you spend a lot of time weeding and planting, a hori-hori is the perfect tool to do everything you need.

Pruning Shears

If your yard has lots of trees and bushes, you won’t get far without a good pair of pruning shears. Long-handled shears are best for tree branches, and hand-powered shears can easily cut through branches up to an inch thick.



This one might seem obvious, but a good rake is essential for any yard work. It’s best to have two, a leaf rake and a steel rake. A steel rest is best for moving heavier stuff like soil, compost, and gravel. A leaf rake is exactly what it says it is: a rake for leaves. It’s also good for other light debris like twigs and grass cuttings.



If you have a lot of trees in or around your yard, a rake may not cut it. If you don’t want to spend every weekend in the spring and fall raking leaves, a leafblower is a lifesaver. And if you don’t like to idea of carrying a gas-powered motor around, battery-powered models have come a long way in the last few years. Lightweight and quiet, battery-powered leafblowers and easy for anyone to use. Many models even take the same batteries as other common power tools. You may not even need to buy a new charger.

The Best Lawn and Garden Tools in NH

If your tool collection needs some new additions, Aubin Ace Hardware has it all. When you’re shopping for lawn and garden tools in NH, come visit us! Our team will be happy to help you find the best tools for your lawn and garden projects.


Need lawn and garden tools in  NH? Come visit us at 762 Mast Rd in Manchester.