Where to Find Used Garden Tools


Sarah Rodgers


December 20, 2019

If you are into gardening and love the smell of fresh grass and planting beautiful flowers, you probably have some garden tools lying around. But for those of you just starting, it’s hard to find the right garden tools at a great price. So why not buy old tools at a better price? Pawnshops sale lots of brands of garden tools and utensils, and you can even get them for really cheap. 

Do Pawnshops sell garden tools?

Most pawnshops do carry garden tools. Pawnshops buy and sell anything of value. With that being said, there are lots of valuable garden tools out there and a lot of people that like to garden, which makes buying garden supplies from a pawnshop that much easier. 

Should I get my garden tools from a pawnshop?

It is definitely up to you. If you are the type of person that likes to buy things brand new, never been used, and shiny, it’s probably better to get it from another shop. But if you are interested in getting a good quality used garden tools with mild wear and tear Pawnshops are the place to go. Just think of it like this. If you are gardening, your tools are going to get dirty fast and become just like the tools you’d buy from a pawnshop. So if you want to get the job done and you don’t care about your tools shining like the stars, pawnshops are a fantastic pick.

Types of garden tools you can buy or sell at a pawnshop

If it is your first time gardening, you probably don’t know very much about the garden tools and all the things they are used for. But if you have gardened before and are quite used to it, these tools will probably be easy for you to recognize. Either way, let’s go over some of the tools you’ll be able to find in a pawn shop.

Hand Trowel

A hand trowel is a small shovel that is used to dig, turn up earth, mix soil, or even pull out stubborn unwanted weeds. This shovel is an everyday gardening tool and one that is most commonly used. You can also apply if to smooth out dirt or pat-down the earth after planting. 

Pruning Shears

Pruning Shears is an amazing scissor-like tool that is used mainly for trimming and cutting. IT can be used on twigs small branches or even thick vines that are hard to break. They can also be used for gardeners that also make flower arrangments.

Garden Gloves

Even though you might not think of gloves when it comes to garden tools, they should never be forgotten. Not only do they protect your hands from dirt or grime, but they will also protect your hands from injuries like scratches, splinters, and scrapes. This will be the main piece of equipment you will be using during your gardening and the fastest to get worn out. Check out options at a pawnshop before you look somewhere else, you may even be able to find something that looks almost brand new. 

Square Shovel 

Square shovels are flat tips shovels mainly used for tightly packed dirt. They can also be used to move big rocks, edging a lawn, and cutting roots or sod. Unlike the pointed shovel, the square shovel can get through hard-packed dirt or soil and can be used if you plan to dig a hole through the hard ground, or you have to remove larger rocks. 


Pointed Shovel

The pointed shovel is used to remove soil or dirt from thin, easy packed earth. This shovel is excellent if you plan on digging holes for plants or removing a small weed.

Potato Fork

The potato fork is excellent for crops, and just like its name, it works best for removing potatoes. This tool is great for if you don’t want to damage your crop. It comes with multiple tines that are very thin to help keep potatoes unharmed. 

Spading Fork

The Spading fork also is known as the digging fork. This tool is very easy to use with its lightweight, flat face and pointy ends. It’s mainly used to turn in nutrients and dig in soil that gets loose or sandy. 

The Pick

This tool is great for picking trenches in your garden or within your crop. You can also use it to break up hard or rocky places within your garden. The pick is even good for picking through roots you may encounter during your gardening. 

Other tools you can find 

A hoe, step on edger, edging shears, electric edger, gas edger, lawn mover, leaf blower, string trimmer, mulcher, sprinkler, hose, rake, bulb planter, hand weeder, hand seeder, seeder row planter, tiller, twist tiller, soil scoop, backpack sprayer, and more. Go into Sportsman's Pawnshop today to find the garden tools that are right for you and your garden. 


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