One of the most important garden planting tools you should own is a small hand held garden trowel.
Mine has a red soft grip handle with a silver trowel part. I’ve used it for countless flowers of planting. Sure you could just use your hand to dig the dirt with but why do that when you can use a handy hand held trowel. It has a nice little blunt point on it to help dig right into the dirt. You can even use the trowel to loosen the edging around the inside of a starter pot to get the flower out for replanting.
Tips For Picking Out A Trowel
First and foremost decide what the overall use will be, small or larger gardening projects. That will depend on what you will want to have. Secondly, pic out one with a handle that fits your hand. There are many different handles to choose from. If you have arthritis like me you may want one with a thicker handle for easier gripping. Gripping skinnier handles gets difficult some days for me so having a good gripper or thicker handle is really nice. There is no reason to give up what you love; just make some adjustments with the type of garden tools you choose to own and have.
More Tips To Consider
- Width of trowel
- Handle – soft or trowel
- Overall size
- Heavy or lightweight
- Sturdy or flimsy
- Point or rounded edge
- Rust proof
- Warranty on shovel
It’s really a handy small garden tool that I’d never want to be without! It’s done so much to help me out with planting my flowers each year in my pots that sit on my deck and front steps. Just wait until you see some of the pictures of those flowers that this shovel has helped me to plant.
A review by the founder of Radius Tools. He gives a great demonstration on how to use to the tools he’s designed. After seeing this; I think they would be a good to get. It sure would be help with weak arthritic wrists and hands.
There are just some ergonomic trowels that I picked out that would be great for your hands while planting flowers and plants. There are many more you can shop for as well.