Best Trowels

Updated November 2019
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Trowels are an essential gardening tool. They are small hand-held shovels, which can aid in small planting. Trowels are usually made from some kind of metal material, although plastic trowels are available. Most have a pointed end to make digging small holes easier. When looking for a good trowel, consider the comfort of the handle and the length and width that will be most practical for your project, and whether or not the trowel is marked to help you measure soil depth while planting. Pay attention to the strength of the handle attachment to the shovel. Your trowel will most likely fail if the handle separates in some way from the shovel. A thicker handle attachment or a trowel made as one piece from the same material will likely last longer than those soldered together or attached with a narrow piece of metal. A comfortable grip or an ergonomic handle will make big gardening projects more comfortable.

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