17 Amazon gardening essentials you never knew you needed...

These might not be the most exciting buys you'll find on offer for Amazon Prime Day, but we guarantee they'll be the most useful when it comes to your everyday gardening tasks

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If you’re looking for some gardening essentials this Amazon Prime Day, we’ve got you covered. Sure, these items might not be flashy, or even that exciting, but it’s always good to be prepared for those upcoming garden jobs. After all, everyone loves a well-stocked shed! So why not think ahead, grab some of these items, and save some money in the process?

We’ve rounded up some of our top Amazon gardening essentials that are perfect for every gardener. From durable weed membrane to keep those pesky intruders at bay, bags of lawn seed for growing lush-looking turf, and soil pH kits for optimum growing conditions (plus plenty more), you’ll find all the essential gardening deals you need in this selection. And, once you’ve finished scrolling, you can find even more great Amazon Prime Day garden deals in our guide.

Gardening essentials for Amazon Prime Day 2021

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Suplong Soil PH Testing Kit 3 in 1 Plant Soil Tester Kit | £9.99 now £6.96 at Amazon (save £3.03) (opens in new tab)
Want to make sure you know what type of soil you have so you can choose the right plants for your garden borders and give them the best chance of flourishing? 

With this soil test kit you can check the soil moisture, pH value and sunlight level of your plants. There's no batteries required, simply insert the sensor probe into the soil for the results. A handy buy that will help you to improve your flowerbeds. 

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GARDENA Water Stop 13 mm | £10.64 now £4.24 at Amazon (save £6.40) (opens in new tab)
This handy little garden tool is what you need to connect 13 mm (1/2") and 15 mm (5/8") garden hoses with your irrigation devices. It has a water stop feature, which automatically stops the water flow when the additional irrigation accessory is removed. 

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Deco-Pak Horticultural Sharp Sand Grit Sand 20kg | £15.99 now £9.71 at Amazon (save £6.28) (opens in new tab)
This useful buy is ideal for breaking up heavy clay soils to create better growing conditions. You can also add it to compost as it will improve the drainage for seedlings and cuttings. Also useful for top dressing lawns to get them looking their best. 

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Westland Top Soil, Big Value Bag, 35 litres | £11.21 now £10.24 at Amazon (save 7%) (opens in new tab)
Give your garden a boost this summer with this specially selected and graded top soil, which is ideal for general planting and lawn preparation. Highly rated on customer reviews, this is a rich clay loam soil with a high humus content which helps to retain essential nutrients and moisture. 

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Seedling Starter Trays, 10 x 12 Cells | £9.99 now £5.59 at Amazon (save £4.31) (opens in new tab)
Every keen veg gardener knows you get through hundreds of seed trays. These should keep you well stocked for a while and they can be planted into the ground where they will biodegrade. 

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Grass Lawn Seed Speedy 1.4KG Premium Quality | £14.79 now £12.99 at Amazon (save £1.80) (opens in new tab)
If your lawn took a bashing over winter and it's not back to its best yet this summer, this lawn seed could be what you need. This grass seed will cover up to 84 square metres when overseeding or 42 square metres for a new lawn and can deliver results in 7-14 days. It's a good option whether you're seeding a new lawn, repairing bare patches or trying to improve your existing lawn.

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Bamboo Plant Labels (75 labels) | £14.99 now £9.99 at Amazon (save £3) (opens in new tab)
Keep track of what seeds you've planted in the greenhouse or in your veg plot with these bamboo plant labels. This set contains three different designs of labels (25 of each design) and two marker pens so you can keep everything clearly labelled. The labels also have a waterproof coating so they can be used outdoors and won't get mouldy in wet weather. 

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HOMOZE Hose Pipe Expandable Garden Hose Pipe 100FT | £38.99 now £28.59 at Amazon (save £10.40) (opens in new tab)
Easy to operate and store in your garden shed, this flexible garden hose expands to 100ft so you can reach the the far end of most gardens. The hose won't tangle or twist, while the spray gun has eight different modes. It also comes with a handy storage bag so you can pack it neatly away over winter.

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SHARPAL 105N Multipurpose Pocket Knife Sharpener and Garden Tool Sharpener | £22.99 now £12.99 at Amazon (save £10) (opens in new tab)
Keep your secateurs, garden shears, loppers and scissors sharp and ready for action with this practical pocket sharpener. This compact and portable design has a rubber grip handle for comfort and comes with a three-year warranty. 

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GARDENA Water Computer Multi Control duo: Automatic irrigation control | £104.86 now £83.64 at Amazon (save £21.22) (opens in new tab)
Your plants will always be well watered if you snap up this great deal for Amazon Prime Day. Whether you're at home or away, with this control unit you can water two different areas of the garden at the same time. It allows you to select the start of watering, duration and the frequency of watering, with up to three different cycles per day. Now you can go away on holiday safe in the knowledge that your plants will still be alive when you return home.

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Miracle-Gro Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 Lawn Food | £16.49 now £12 at Amazon (save £4.49) (opens in new tab)
Get your lawn looking greener in just a few days by adding this lawn feed to your grass. It helps to kill weeds and moss, while also making your lawn thicker and healthier. It will protect your lawn during particularly hot, dry periods too. Use from April to September for best results.

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T4U Self Watering Planter Pot Rectangle, Set of 3 | £23.99 now £19.19 at Amazon (save £4.80) (opens in new tab)
Stay on top of summer watering with these planters. A cotton rope provides water as and when the plants need it and there is a viewing window to check reservoir levels. Grab this three pack (each measures 27cm) for when you next go away.

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Patio Magic! Concentrate: Ideal for Patios, Paths and Driveways | £22.99 now £18 at Amazon (save £4.99) (opens in new tab)

Want the best patio cleaner (opens in new tab) to get your outside space looking great again? This buy is suitable for use on outdoor hard surfaces and will get rid of green mould and algae from patios, paths and driveways. There's no need for additional scrubbing, simply apply the solution as per the instructions and you'll see results in 2-4 days. 

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Mini Chainsaw, 4-Inch Electric Chainsaw Handheld Mini Pruning Shears | £64.99 now £51.99 at Amazon (save £13) (opens in new tab)
Lightweight and portable, this rechargeable electric chainsaw is the garden tool you never knew you needed in your shed. It's small enough to be held in one hand and is ideal for pruning and cutting small branches and logs. It has 550W of power, while the security button prevents the motor from starting accidentally. It even has an LED light so you can use it at night (although we wouldn't necessarily recommend you do that!). 

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Bosmere G116 Garden Kneeling Mat | £4.85 now £1.99 at Amazon (save £2.86) (opens in new tab)
Give your knees a break with this must-have buy. With lots of cushioning, this lightweight and durable kneeler mat will become your new favourite accessory for your gardening tasks. Its bright colour means there's no chance of you losing it either. Buy it today and you'll even get change from £2. Add to basket now – your knees will thank you for it! 

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FiveFire Ground Cover Weed Membrane Heavy Duty 1m x 10m | £18.99 now £9.59 at Amazon (save £9.40) (opens in new tab)
Made from strong and durable woven polypropylene, you can use this in your beds and borders to prevent weeds from growing. Water and air can still get through to the soil to ensure your plants remain healthy. Suitable for garden paths and decks too. 

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Aunus Lawn Aerator Nail Shoe Attachments | £24.99 now £18.39 at Amazon (save £6.60) (opens in new tab)
Strap these spikes onto your boots or shoes to aerate and scarify your lawn as you walk. A great way to improve lawn health and get some steps in! They are adjustable to fit most shoes.