First of all – let’s clear the air. There are two types of Trowels; Masonry trowels are used for spreading and applying mortar. Gardening Trowels can be used to dig holes to plant your favourite conifers, dig up weeds, scoop up soil and much more. Now that there is no confusion, let’s talk about about why Garden Trowels are your best friend in the garden.
To put simply, Garden Trowels are your best friend because they are essentially an extension of your arm and come in a wide variety of shapes with different types of blades. Not only that, buying a quality Garden Trowel will last you many years and will outlast your gloves and pruners. The most important part of a Garden Trowel is the blade. You want a quality blade as it will be doing all of the hard work as soil can be quite abrasive. A Garden Trowel usually have plastic, wooden or rubber coated metal handles. The actual shovel part of a Garden Trowel can be made of different types of metal.
How to use Gardening Trowels
Gardening trowels are great tools that can be used in a wide range of manners. They are absolutely perfect for digging up soil to plant different types of seeds or saplings. They are well-suited to removing weeds from your garden and are perfect for the job. Using a blade with a narrow edge can help to dig out smaller weeds very precisely. Using a flat bladed trowel can work much better if you have weeds that have longer roots. If you are wondering where to use different types of trowels, here is a great list:
Types of trowels
· Traditional blade: These the commonest type of trowels and can be used to plant flowers, break soil and dig up holes.
· Transplanting blade: These are used to move plants, bulbs and saplings.
· A Dixter blade: These are perfect for digging weeds with longer roots, sowing seeds and planting foliage.
· Ladle blade: These are perfect for digging round and clean holes for planting bulbs and annuals.
· Potting blade: These are perfect for planting in pots as they fit them easily.
· Digging blade: These are amazing for removing small stones and cutting items.
· Tulip blade: These help plant flowers in clay.
· Weeding blade: These can help dig up weeds to be pulled up by the root.
· Tissot blade: These can help transplant plants and dig up clay and other hard soils.
· Planting blade: These are ideal for planting in harder soil and perfect for smaller spaces like flower baskets.
Planting blade: These are ideal for planting in harder soil and perfect for smaller spaces like flower baskets.
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