The Seymour children’s wheelbarrow allows young gardeners to get their hands dirty and help out. The poly tray is corrosion-proof, and the solid rubber wheel lets them steer it through any terrain. Adults gardening in tight spaces will also find the compact size useful.
$37 from Hayneedle2. Collapsible
Big garden but no storage space? The Collapsible Yard Cart is the perfect solution. When closed, it leans in a corner, out of the way. When opened, it has a 150-pound load capacity and lies flat on the ground for easy loading. For community gardeners, it fits easily into a car trunk or backseat.
$70 from Clean Air Gardening3. Sturdy
A garden cart/wheelbarrow hybrid, the Ames Total Control garden cart has two 18-inch wheels for stability, combined with the lightweight maneuverability of a wheelbarrow. The poly tray is 5 cubic feet, and the newly designed grip allows for easy dumping and steady handling.
$90 from Ames True Temper4. High-Capacity
For those in need of a heavy-duty hauler, the Lee Valley garden wagon with side racks is the workhorse of garden carts, but with classic styling to make it easy on the eyes. It can cart 1/2 ton of weight on its four 31/2-inch-wide wheels. The 2-by-4-foot base is steel mesh, and the entire cart is hand-made.
$230 from Lee Valley
The 6.5-cubic-foot tub of the Lifetime wheelbarrow is made entirely from postconsumer recycled materials. It has a 550-pound load capacity, but the wheels absorb 85 percent of the weight. There’s a roll bar in front for stability, and even a tray with built-in cup holders.
$180 from Lifetime
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