Bare hands are great gardening tools since much native foliage has textures that are wonderful to touch.
The Indian mallow leaves are soft like velvet while the delightful scents of native sage will linger on your hands.
A narrow trowel with a red handle fading to pink. Easy to use to loosen soil, remove weeds, or transplant self-seeded natives. Easy to find because the handle is visible wherever I stuck the trowel after tending the garden. We have two of them.