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8 Must-Have Gardening Tools

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Your backyard toolbox

Gardening is one of the healthiest outdoor activities you can do this spring and summer. It offers plenty of fresh air, sunshine (hello, vitamin D!), and moderate exercise—and, best of all, you end up with a tableful of fresh vegetables and herbs.

But you'll need the right tools to avoid strained back muscles, scratched hands, and other backyard nuisances. Our guide breaks down the eight items every backyard gardener should have, from compression gloves to stand-up weeders.

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