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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

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