Digging & Cultivating Tools

Joseph Bentley Stainless Steel Hand Trowel (#JBY0238): Product Review

The Joseph Bentley Stainless Steel Trowel is a well-made tool for scooping, mixing and light digging, although not recommended for repeated digging in hardened soil due to its lack of a beveled edge. Somewhat sturdy construction, using a 6 inch stainless steel blade and oak handle. The oak handle is a little rough and the leather strap gets in the way (although it’s handy for hanging up the trowel when you’re done). Not a tool Continue Reading

How to Sharpen a Spade

Although many of us don’t do this, sharpening a spade can make a huge difference in the ease with which it cuts through soil, sod, and roots. Once you’ve used a sharp spade, you’ll wonder how you managed to work with a dull one! Here are simple, step-by-step directions for how to sharpen a spade, including detailed pictures. Continue Reading