Garden Tools: Hand trowel
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
A garden trowel is a small handheld shovel or spade!
The design includes a sturdy handle and a scoop-shaped blade, somewhat like a miniature shovel, except that the blade is longer and narrower, proportionally. This design makes a hand trowel ideally suited to working in the close quarters of flower beds, and for TASKS like digging holes, transplanting, handling seedlings, and placing bulbs.
-A narrow-width blade will work better to dig out weeds or to install small plants or bulbs.
-Flat trowel blades work better on weeds with long taproots.
-Wider trowel blades and scoop-shaped blades work best for digging up small plants, digging holes for perennials, or scooping up soil when potting plants