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These 10 cult-fave products will make spring gardening so much easier, starting at $14

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You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)
You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)

Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a cleaning must-have or something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there's no way it's a dud. No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great; they're a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. We scoured the site for the most popular gardening products and these are the ones shoppers rave about the most. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon gardening tools and gadgets with cult-favorite status.

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Made with a durable metal frame and soft EVA foam padding, you can kneel on it while weeding and planting, then, just flip it over and you've got an elevated place to sit when you're pruning those rose bushes or harvesting the tomatoes. It comes with a tool pouch to hold your trowels, mini-rakes and knife, as well as a pair of gardening gloves.
$50 at Amazon

If you're planning on doing any gardening this spring, this kneeler will save your knees and joints. It has a sturdy frame to help you help you get up and down and it comes with a soft EVA foam padding to provide cushion for your knees. Not only is it on sale, but 4,000 gardeners give it a perfect five-star rating.

"A must for knobby knees," instructed a happy reviewer. "As you get up in years, there are two things that are difficult to do, get down on your knees, and work on something that is located at waist level. This simple device solves both problems. If you need to kneel, you turn it one way and it is a somewhat padded kneeling pad. If you need to sit while working on something located at waist level (like replacing the battery in an automatic door lock), you turn it the other way and it is a nice seat."

Durable, lightweight and breathable, these knit gloves have a flexible rubber coating to protect your hands while giving you a non-slip grip on your gardening tools.
$13 at Amazon

Green-thumbed Amazon shoppers rave about these colorful gloves. They're lightweight and breathable, and the flexible foam latex coating keeps your hands cool and dry. Just chuck them in the washing machine between wears.

"These gloves are GOLDILOCKS!" shared one of over 10,000 five-star reviewers. "They fit comfortably, do not cause my hands to sweat, keep my hands fairly clean even though I dig into the wet dirt for planting, allow me to use my garden tools with precision, and even let me scroll through my song list on my phone!"

This sprinkler has completely customizable coverage and can spray up to 3,600 square feet.
$20 at Amazon

Thirsty yard? There's a reason this sprinkler has over 14,000 five-star reviews — it's an absolute powerhouse. It has completely customizable coverage and it's also equipped with 20 clog-resistant rubber nozzles and even comes with a built-in clean-up tool.

"I have been buying sprinklers for the past 13 years," shared one shopper. "This is the best I have ever purchased. Whoever invited this cares about grass!"

Weeds, meet your worst enemy. This #1 bestselling lightweight cultivator has a 13.5-Amp motor and cultivates up to 16 inches deep.
$129 at Amazon

Planting some shrubs this spring? This #1 bestselling tiller makes short work of weeds, using six blades to expertly till the soil that you otherwise would've spent hours digging. And It's electric, so you don't have to deal with strange smoke, spark plugs and more. It's small and lightweight for easy storage.

"I have been gardening for many years and am 81 now," a shopper reported. "I cannot handle the big tillers anymore and thought I would try this electric tiller. I must admit I had reservations, but thought I would give it a try. Love this tiller. I have a somewhat large garden. Plowed all of it for the spring planting with this tiller. It takes a litlle longer with the electrical cords but once you learn how to handle them it is well worth it by not having to mess with gasoline and trying to crank it up. The tiller has six tines and does a great job, and also is a great price."

These shears have an ergonomic design with a non-slip grip and the all-steel blade has a rust-resistant coating for easy clipping.
$14 at Amazon

These gardening shears have a soft, easy nonslip grip, and due to the shears’ low-friction coating, they easily glide through wood and prevent the blades from rusting, which experienced gardeners say it cuts like a “hot knife through butter.” That makes them easy to use, even if you can't garden like you used to.

"Arthritis has no more power over me," shared a happy shopper. "I was unable to use the larger cutting tools because I have nasty arthritis, but with the Fiskars it's snip and snip and snip, most times for larger diameter plants too...I am ordering another one today...Yes, it's that good."

Designed for indoor and outdoor activities, this water-resistant kneeling pad is made with extra-thick, high-density foam to stand up to things like dirt and rocks to protect your knees.
$20 at Amazon

Gardening can do a number on your knees, but this extra-thick, high-density foam pad makes getting down on the ground a bit more comfortable. Right now, it's a steal at $20 — it's 40% off. With more than 10,000 five-star reviews, Amazon shoppers get behind the Gorilla Grip Kneeling Pad — but they use it for a lot more than gardening.

"I am an Auto Technician and several of my repairs require extended time kneeling," an impressed customer shared. "This Gorilla Grip pad is much thicker than the name brands and is much higher density. I was a little reluctant to buy worried that it would be too firm, but just the opposite! It has great support and just enough give to be comfortable over extended use. I am very, very happy with this product and highly recommend to others!!"

These clogs offer a bunch of clever design features: mini massaging bumps in the footbed to gently caress your feet; drainage holes to ensure water won’t get trapped inside; and a non-slip sole for stability and safety.
$28 at Amazon

Available in 11 colors, ranging from classic black and white to brights like blue and red, these clogs have amassed more than 31,000 five-star reviews. Whether you trekked through dirt, spilled some coffee or decided to don these while doing yard work, the Amoji clogs are a snap to clean. Just add water (cue the hose!).

“I have clay soil that sticks to everything, so I needed shoes that were easy to wash,” one shopper shared. “These are it. I can rinse them off with a hose and they are good to go within minutes. They dry super quickly also. Very comfortable.”

This liquid fertilizer is formulated with Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potash to nourish your grass for a green lawn.
$24 at Amazon

Wasting water on a dead lawn? This liquid fertilizer promises to return your grass to its green glory — and Amazon shoppers say it delivers.

"This fertilizer is definitely worth the purchase!" shared one of over 5,000 five-star reviews. "After reading previous reviews I decided on this product and I was definitely not disappointed. I was completely amazed that a couple of weeks after applying the fertilizer my grass looks so green and healthy. My only regret is that I didn’t take a 'before' picture! This is a 'MUST BUY' for your lawn."

The machine operates quietly and effectively — no cringing every time you hear a buzz, and no unpleasant burning smells. If you leave it on 24/7, you’ll almost forget biting insects even exist.
$100 at Amazon

Arm yourself with a mean bug-trapping machine that kills up to 3,000 biting insects per week. That would be the life-changing DynaTrap XL LED Mosquito and Insect Trap. the insects are lured in by the UV light, they’re tempted further by the carbon dioxide emitted by a warmed titanium dioxide plate underneath. That CO2 mimics human breath so it baits those nuisances.

"We live next to a river. In 90-degree spring, it is an absolute bayou," said one of 5,000 five-star reviewers. "We were vacuuming up mosquitoes. Two days ago, we installed a Dynatrap. Today, there are no bugs in the yard. It is amazing."

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This mega-popular hammock can be effortlessly strung up anyplace you have trees.
$35 at Amazon

When it's time to enjoy the garden, kick back in Amazon's #1 bestselling hammock. It comes in two sizes — for one (108 x 54 inches) or two people (120 x 78 inches) — and 14 colors (crimson! navy! yellow!). Made entirely of sturdy parachute nylon, it's lightweight (just 24 ounces!) and folds up to the size of an eggplant.

One customer shared: "This has been hands down one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon. I have always seen people hammocking in various places and I always wondered what the hubbub was about, but now I know! This hammock is not only stylish and durable, but it was most importantly affordable. Even with no prior experience, setup was a breeze and after a couple of practice setups, you would think that I have been doing it my whole life."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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