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 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
Cutting Wet Grass
Anyone who has had to mow in the rain has experienced that moment when, after travelling only a few feet, the mower bogs down and stops as the wet grass clumps together
What plants grow well in acidic soil
In general most plants like fairly neutral soil but there are some varieties that will only grow in acidic soil, read on to find out what plants will thrive in acidic soil.
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.