I'm a keen gardener - this is what I'm looking out for during Black Friday

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The later weeks of fall and winter can be a quiet time for gardeners. No veggies to harvest; not many seeds to sow. Thankfully, one thing we can do during the colder, darker months is plan for the year ahead – and maybe stock up on some yard tools and other supplies while we’re at it. 

The best Black Friday deals fall on 24 November this year, and we’re expecting to see big discounts on gardening products on and around that date. This would be a great time to assemble the tools and resources you need to make next year’s green dreams possible. 

Why Black Friday is a smart time to buy gardening products 

A vast array of gardening and yard tool brands reserve their biggest discounts for this time of year. We contacted tool brand Husqvarna to get their take on Black Friday 2023. 

“It’s a significant event for Husqvarna, as we offer attractive deals on a wide range of our high-quality outdoor power equipment, making it an excellent opportunity for customers to invest in our products at competitive prices,” said a Husqvarna spokesperson.

“As a brand we also don’t offer promotions as frequently [as some competitors do], so the urgency to buy during this timeframe is extra important. To spot an unmissable Black Friday deal, customers should keep an eye out for significant price reductions on our premium yard tools, including lawnmowers, chainsaws, and more.” 

Husqvarna’s Black Friday deals will be available from 21 to 29 November. And of course, there’ll be plenty of other brands offering big online discounts during this global event. 

In this guide, I’ve highlighted some of the gardening products I’ll be watching out for this Black Friday. From hand tools and power tools to patio products, there should be something here for every green-thumbed shopper. 

Hand tools

Felco 6 Bypass Pruner being tested by writer

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Power tools

Lawn mower maintenance

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Patio perfection

Image shows the Karcher K 3 Power Control pressure washer

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Gardening gear

Image shows lavender, which is an easy plant for the garden

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Black Friday 2023: Key information for gardeners

How to make your lawn greener

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Who offers the best Black Friday gardening sales?

Amazon Black Friday deals: shop early offers

Amazon Black Friday deals: shop early offers
As well as launching Amazon Prime Day deals in the lead up to Black Friday, Amazon have always hosted one of the biggest Black Friday sales in the world. Amazon sells all things to do with the yard, from gardening gear to power tools, and you can expect some massive discounts on the biggest outdoor brands.

Home Depot Black Friday Deals: see today's best deals

Home Depot Black Friday Deals: see today's best deals
Home Depot is one of the most trusted retailers for all types of yard equipment. If you're looking to save on your gardening gear, you can be sure that Home Depot will have some of the best choice on offer. 

Best Buy Black Friday Deals: see today's top discounts

Best Buy Black Friday Deals: see today's top discounts
We would be remiss if we didn't mention one of the biggest retailers, Best Buy, especially as some of their early Black Friday bargains are already live online. They have a fantastic range of outdoor power equipment from big brands.

When is Black Friday 2023?

We have a date: November 24. However we can predict that resellers such as Amazon, Best Buy and Target, and brands alike, will launch early sales. This is what happened last year, which was owed to Amazon's 2nd Prime day sale.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday traditionally signifies the start of the holiday shopping season in the US, with almost all retailers - both in the malls and online - slashing prices in the hope of persuading shoppers to buy holiday presents early. Almost everything is up for grabs, with the best Black Friday deals taking in electronics, clothes, toys, home furnishings, cookware, and much more. 

The best Black Friday deals can see 50%, 60%, or even 70% discounted off the hottest items. Last year, Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online alone, making it the second largest internet shopping day ever, while billions of dollars more would have been splurged in stores across the US. However, Black Friday deals do not stand alone, with Cyber Monday now offering just as many buying opportunities - indeed, it is the $7.9 billion spent online across Cyber Monday 2018 that is the best-selling day ever in terms of online revenue. In some instances, the Cyber Monday deals can be even better than Black Friday, particularly if retailers are keen to shift on any remaining stock. 

Pete Wise
Freelance Writer

Pete has reviewed hundreds of gardening products for titles including TopTenReviews, Ideal Home and the London Evening Standard, as well as writing articles on diverse topics for other publications such as The Guardian and BBC Good Food. Pete loves spending time in his yard – although, having just read The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, he is regarding his plants with a newfound suspicion.