The Best Gardening Spades
A good spade will last you years, maybe even decades, that’s why it’s important to pick the right one if you are thinking of making a decent investment in a new spade. We have taken the time, effort and money out of this problem for you and examined the best garden spades currently on the market. Let’s jump in.
Best Digging Spade
This super-tough garden spade has been tested to a breaking strain of 100kg – that’s 82% stronger than the British standard. To save your back, it has a longer handle than most spades, crafted in FSC certified hardwood.
Burgon and Ball have been making steel in Sheffield since 1730 and it shows. This spade is exemplary, shown by its official endorsement by the RHS and the Lifetime Guarantee given by Burgon & Ball. It’s more expensive than most spades, but you can clearly see why, they are simply inferior and in truth probably a false economy anyway. Why buy a cheaper spade that could break after a year when you could buy this British made spade which will last a lifetime?
The forestry commission certified hardwood in the handle has been tested to a breaking strain of 100kg, a massive 82% stronger than the British standard for this type of test. The blade is made from Sheffield stainless steel and has been made large to facilitate efficient digging.
Best Pointed Spade
Pointed gardener's spade (total length: 117 cm) for digging in hard, stony soils, Also suitable for rooting and turfing, Ideal for all body heights
A pointed garden spade is perfect for digging in harder, stonier soils. This great spade is from the popular Fiskars brand. The spade has been specifically designed to lend itself to a back-friendly working posture.
Best Garden Cultivator
Cultivators are a great tool, even for small gardens. Cultivating soil is back-breaking work, work that some gardeners don't want to do and work that unfortunately, some gardeners are no longer able to do. But do not worry, this is where cultivators and tillers come in.
Best Lawn Scarifier
A garden can’t look at its best if the grass isn’t in tip-top condition. While there are many things that can help to keep it looking great, including regular mowing, one underrated tool is a scarifier.
Best Hedge Trimmers
For hedge trimming, there are several kinds of trimmers, and the right one will depend on factors, such as the type of hedge and size of the garden
Best Soil Testing Kit
Understanding what type of soil you have can do wonders for the overall health of your garden. Soil Testers give valuable knowledge about your garden’s soil
Best Grass Seed
There’s nothing better than looking out to your back garden and seeing a lawn of fresh, green, healthy grass. Get there quick with the best grass seed!
How to change your soils pH level
Your soils pH level can have a massive impact on plant growth, some plants will thrive in acidic soils while some will only grow in alkaline soils.