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If your dad’s ideal Saturday morning is spent out in the backyard, manicuring the lawn or finessing the hedges, this is the ultimate Father’s Day 2022 gift guide for you. Even if yard work and gardening aren’t always “fun,” having cool gadgets and tools can definitely help. To make shopping for dad a little easier, we rounded up all our favorite lawn and garden gifts for dad from the likes of The Home Depot, Sunday Lawn Care, Amazon and more.
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There are tons of outdoor tools and accessories that any backyard enthusiast will appreciate for years after Father’s Day 2022. A Ryobi battery charger might not sound glamorous but when dad’s electric lawn mower and trimmer are always charged, he will feel like a king. From all-encompassing gardening kits with all the essentials to powerful outdoor appliances, here are some of the best lawn and garden Father’s Day gifts.
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1. For the dad who wants to stay charged up: A six-port battery charger for cordless tools
If your dad is a fan of cordless tools but never has any juice, this Ryobi super charger might be his favorite Father’s Day gift this year. With six battery ports and two USB ports for smart devices, dad can stay powered up with minimal effort. The charger itself is designed to be mounted on the wall or placed on a work bench vertically or horizontally. Dad will never have to wait for a charge again.
2. For the dad who doesn’t like waste: An electric wood chipper
This Sun Joe electric wood chipper can replace the unsightly garbage cans full of sticks, branches and leaves the come from cleaning up the yard. Instead of tossing them, dad can create nutrient-rich garden mulch with all that yard debris. The 15-amp motor chips and shreds branches up to 1.5-inches thick and the six-inch wheels make it easy to wheel around the whole yard. This Father’s Day, your dad can “reduce, reuse and recycle” in his own backyard.
3. For the dad with a green thumb: A comfortable folding gardening stool
Gardening can be relaxing and sometimes even therapeutic, until your knees and back start yelling at you. Relieve dad of any sort of pain with this comfortable garden kneeler and seat from Amazon. The foldable multi-use stool collapses to the ground for up-close gardening or adjusts to a 20-inch high bench for sitting. Two tool bags attach to the chair so dad can easily reach for all his gardening tools and tend to his plant babies.
4. For the dad who is not a lawn expert and needs one: A custom Sunday Lawn Care plan
Maybe dad doesn’t totally have the magic touch when it comes to cultivating a picture-perfect lush green lawn. Or maybe he just doesn’t have the time! This Father’s Day, get dad a custom Sunday Lawn Care plan and take the work out of yardwork. Sunday is a DIY lawn care subscription that offers a digital analysis of your lawn and a one-time soil test to determine exactly what nutrients you’ll need. We reviewed Sunday and loved that the nontoxic products actually work, are affordable and each box makes the process super easy. While dad will still have to put in a little effort, Sunday makes the process much easier and our reviewer had noticeably greener grass in six weeks.
5. For the dad who really loves his lawn: A top-rated lawn mower
We chose this Honda self-propelled gas lawn mower as our overall pick for the best lawn mower of 2022 for a few reasons, making it a clear choice for a Father’s Day gift. It is super easy to set up this mower and the first pull powered up its smooth running engine that was quieter than the other gas mowers we tested. One of the coolest things about this lawn mower is its offset blade design that produces smaller clippings so dad doesn’t have to empty the bag nearly as often. Dad will be able to effortlessly cut and mulch the grass all season long and utilize the gas shut-off valve for off-season storage.
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6. For the organized dad: An adjustable tool storage system
If you’re tired of seeing shovels, rakes and every other outdoor tool laying around, pick up this top-rated adjustable storage system for dad this Father’s Day. We placed this metal organizer on our list of best garden tool organizers of 2022 because of its heavy-duty construction and adjustable hooks to hold tools of all shapes and sizes. Although mounting it to the wall might be a little tricky, it will just be a reason for dad to use all his other tools, right?
7. For the dad who needs to water everything: A flexible, leak-free garden hose
For the most part, a hose is something you only replace when it starts leaking. That’s one of the reasons why we love this gardening Father’s Day gift. Dad might not necessarily need a new hose, but when he uses this one, he will be flooded with appreciation (pun intended). The Flexzilla garden hose is our top overall choice for the best garden hoses of 2022 because it is durable, lightweight and flexible. The SwivelGrips make it easy to maneuver the hose around the yard and the flexibility went unmatched in our testing. The flexibility combined with its 75-foot length makes it ideal for watering around trees, shrubs, plants and everything in between.
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8. For the dad who works smarter, not harder: Handheld rakes
Yes, these large green claws look funny. There is nothing better than a funny Father’s Day gift that actually works and dad will want to use. These leaf scoops make scooping up wet and dry leaves, compost or mulch fast and easy. In fact, we listed these claws as one of the essential tools to make yardwork easier. The ergonomic design is one size fits all (you might want to throw in a pair of work gloves for added comfort, though!) and they are stackable or can be hung on a tool organizer for easy storage after the yardwork is done.
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9. For the dad who likes his green tidy: A cordless string trimmer
If your dad refuses to upgrade his old, barely hanging on outdoor appliances, do it for him this Father’s Day. We chose this Kobalt cordless string trimmer as our top overall pick for best weed wackers and string trimmers of 2022 so we think dad will love it. The lightweight but powerful 80-volt trimmer is just over 11 pounds and in our testing, cut through everything with ease. We’re talking vines, small saplings and even bamboo. Give dad the gift of a shiny new toy this Father’s Day and you could get a tidy lawn as a result! Win, win.
10. For the cool dad who wants to showcase his plants: A whiskey barrel planter
If your dad loves his plants and flowers but needs a unique way to show them off, this is the Father’s Day gift for him. This durable planter is made from weather-resistant recycled poly resin but mimics the look of a vintage wooden whiskey barrel. With knock-out drainage holes, a 47-quart volume and UV inhibitors to protect the exterior from fading, dad’s plants will thrive all season long in this unique planter.
11. For the dad who always needs more gardening tools: A bundle of all the essentials
Go big this Father’s Day and give dad’s yard tool collection an overhaul. Craftsman makes some seriously highly-rated tools and this bundle of gardening essentials includes everything dad could need to get the yard look fresh. With a steel garden rake, garden hoe, action hoe, push broom, weed killer and a 24-pack of contractor bags, dad will be unstoppable this summer.
12. For the dad who needs to stop ruining his sneakers: A pair of durable work boots
A pair of quality work boots should be a closet mainstay for anyone who loves a good DIY home renovation or backyard project. These Wolverine Raider steel-toe work boots are comfortable, supportive and particularly durable. Chances are, dad needs a pair of designated work boots to wear out in the yard instead of his everyday sneaks and these are one of our favorite pairs. The leather construction passed our wear tests and the cushioned ankle collar offered our tester easy flexibility.
13. For the environmentally-conscious dad: A compost bin
Composting is a great way to cut down on trash and create fresh, nutrient-rich soil. Whether your dad is new to composting or is a regular pro, the top-rated Redmon compost bin is sure to please. We tested several options and this one came out on top as our favorite compost bin thanks to the wide opening to shovel in materials, the multiple holes for ventilation and the enormous 65-gallon size. The bin is made of recycled plastic so dad can use his new hose to rinse it off after emptying.
14. For the tech-savvy dad: A smart sprinkler controller
This chart-topping Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller is a Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Dad can easily navigate the Rachio app to set up a custom sprinkler schedule for up to eight different lawn zones. Does your front yard get a ton of sunlight? Dad can set the sprinkler to run as often as he’d like. After a big rain storm, dad can easily skip sprinkler sessions. If dad isn’t a sprinkler expert just yet, the Flexible Daily schedule option utilizes public weather data to determine soil moisture and creates a schedule for you. The Rachio 3 landed as our overall choice for best smart sprinkler controllers because of how easy it is to install and use. The smart home integration is especially helpful—dad can control the sprinkler using Alexa while relaxing inside.
15. For the horticulturist dad: A complete gardening tool set
This Sleek Garden gardening tool set might seem like a no-brainer and it is. If dad loves a thriving garden, whether it is full of veggies or blooming flowers, this set is an easy Father’s Day gift. With eight tools including a handheld rake, cultivator, transplanter, trowel, pruner, foam kneeling pad (for comfort, of course!), work gloves and lightweight but durable tool bag, dad will always be packed and ready to tackle a Saturday morning gardening project. One of the stand-out items in this gardening kit are the breathable work gloves that have a snug fit as opposed to other, more bulky work gloves and are made of strong bamboo rayon knit fabric so dad’s hands stay protected.
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