Buildworld invites you to browse through its carefully selected catalogue of leading brands in the digging tool segment to help you dig better.
Serious gardening enthusiasts have high regard for Digging Tools —without these tools, gardening would turn from a labour of love to a very cumbersome activity—for tilling the ground is the first step towards cultivating a garden of your dreams, as any avid gardener would testify. Digging is not as mundane and straightforward as it sounds, choosing the right tool not only makes your task easier but enjoyable and capable of begetting proper composure required for breaking the soil.
Whenever spades are explained we always end up talking about shovels to lend clarity as both seem alike at first glance but once you notice the shorter shaft with a ‘T’ or ‘D’ shaped handle shooting out a flat blade with straight edges you should have no doubt left in your mind as to the identity of the Spade. Spades are excellent for prying rocks while cutting into the soil, and digging holes which is its strong suit.
Shovels have a larger blade although slightly rounded tip when compared to a spade that clearly hints at scooping: primarily loose soil, foliage or mulch. A shovel has a longer handle which makes it better suited for cleaning the terrain, although it may be used for digging in areas where the soil is soft without too many roots and rocks.
Highly instrumental in transplanting plants, the handy Garden Trowel performs the functions of a spade as well as shovel to dig holes, remove weeds, and make small furrows for cultivation. Soil Knives imitates the trowel with a minor addition of being equipped with serrated edge on one side for the purpose of severing roots beneath the soil.
Formulated with sturdy square tines—Garden Forks also known as Spaded Forks break strong patches of compressed soil like no other gardening tool—to facilitate soil aeration as its central role. The thick tines on spaded forks yield excellent results in areas beset with an overwhelming number of rocks in the soil.
Multi-faceted tools like Bow Rakes are at the forefront of garden cultivation and are incredibly versatile in their application whether it be applying mulch or clearing leaves or levelling seedbeds by working the soil. Bow Rakes are far more robust than Leaf Rakes which are exclusive to overall cleaning and maintenance of the garden area.
Highly reliable in levelling work, the Pick Axe is able to break hardened mounds of soil that have toughened over a period of time and are difficult to negotiate with other manual digging tools. Dibbers also known as Dibbles are handy little tools, highly effective in planting seeds and seedlings and also transplanting seedling with a few leaves and planting bulbs on delicate soil that can be easily pulverized.
Handling digging tools is a matter of dexterity often attempted with a combination of designs and materials. The handle in the digging tools segment has emerged as huge deciding factor. Although fibre-glass handles are rising in popularity, there is equal demand for instruments with wooden and metal handles, with more emphasis being laid out on the ergonomic aspect, in the interest of wielding better synchronicity to obtain higher leverage while reducing injury incidences.