If your fingers are itching to go green, that is get wrist-deep in gardening, then you may be requiring a certain tool or two. A shovel is one of the most commonly used tools for this type of work. But sometimes you can be prevented from getting started because of questions as simple as what to use when and how? Here are some tips for using shovels from Buildzone.
Using the right shovel can save you some time and make your life easier. Knowing the difference between a shovel and a spade might be a good place to start. A shovel and a spade have scooping tips made for specific jobs. The bottom edge of a spade is completely flat for l for loosening and levelling soil, while that of a shovel, which has a deeper scoop, is used for digging. Spades are also used for leveling garden soil. Buildzone has a range of shovels and spades.
Buildzone’s round point shovel has a long, straight handle with a very pointed tip. If you need to place one or both feet to dig deeper into the soil, the flat areas on the bottom of the handle would be ideal for this. Use it to dig, shovel or scoop up soil or debris and move from one location to another.
If you need to level or put a very straight edge on ditches, pathways and other projects while digging, you’ll want to opt for Buildzone’s square point shovel. The tip of the shovelhead is flat and square. For cleaning out a garden shed, you can get to every corner easily, as well.
For more information on the tools to make your gardening more efficient, visit the Buildzone website at www.buildzone.co.za.