The Best Wheelbarrows for Your Home Garden, According to the Experts
If you're in the market for a new wheelbarrow, chances are you have some big outdoor jobs to tackle, from carrying away a day's worth of pulled weeds to lugging mulch. This means that you need a cart that's up to the task at hand, which is why it's best to purchase the tried-and-true, durable iterations the professionals use for heavy-duty landscaping projects. Ahead, several expert-approved wheelbarrows that will help you achieve your gardening to-do list.
John Morse, the Director of Horticulture at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, says he prefers Jackson wheelbarrows "because they are very durable, have great bearings, and are made of a thicker gauge metal." This model is six-cubic-feet deep, so you can truly load it up.
Shop Now: Jackson Wheelbarrow with Flat-Free Tires, $119, homedepot.com.
Morse says four-cubic foot wheelbarrows are generally too small for tougher jobs, but not everyone needs a massive iteration. If you have a smaller garden, this rust-proof model will come in handy. Best of all, the handles are made from sealed hardwood, which will reduce splinters.
Shop Now: True Temper Poly Wheelbarrow, $49, homedepot.com.
If you're moving heavy-duty materials (think gravel and concrete), you'll want a heavy-duty, reinforced wheelbarrow. This contractor model can handle your oversized loads.
Shop Now: Ace Steel Contractor Wheelbarrow, $78, acehardware.com.
According to Morse, if you're simply using your wheelbarrow to move mulch, a less expensive model will do. You can't go wrong with this basic option.
Shop Now: Expert Gardener Wheelbarrow, $36, walmart.com.
For typical home garden use, Morse says five or five-and-a-half cubic feet is the perfect wheelbarrow size. This steel option, which meets those size guidelines, has reinforced front braces, which will help you move your landscape materials with ease.
Shop Now: Project Source Steel Wheelbarrow, $64.98, lowes.com.
Red Tool Box
If you're looking for a wheelbarrow for your little landscaping assistant, look no further than this miniature version of a popular full-sized model. It is the perfect size for family projects or getting your kids involved in the garden.
Shop Now: Red Tool Box "Stanley Jr" Wheelbarrow, $59.99, kohls.com.
This all-steel design consists of a steel tray, undercarriage, and handles, which means it should be weather resistant and perfect for hauling multiple material types. The single pneumatic tire will make navigating your yard easy.
Shop Now: Craftsman Steel Tray Wheelbarrow, $74.98, lowes.com.