One of the most useful types of gardening tools is the border spade. Other types of spades include digging spades, which are used to dig up and turn dirt, and spades, which are used to turn soil around fences, etc. The one key feature that all types of spades have in common is that they have a spaded base and a blade which is used to cut grass or plants. All types of gardening tools have their own purpose and use, so that it would be important to choose the right type of spading tools for the job at hand. Here’s a look at some of the most popular types of spades available:
A border spade, also known as a digging spade, is best for turning and moving soil, while also being the best garden spade to use when you need to dig up and move sod. A sharpened spaded shovel has a long and curved digging end, which is perfect for scooping out and moving sod. When you need to dig up and move soil quickly, this is a great option to use. Another advantage to this design is that it can prevent back bending, especially if the shovel has a hard metal handle. As the name suggests, the border spade dig all the way from the edge of the area you are working on to the center, which makes it ideal to work in tight places. This is also a great choice if you need to dig up and move sand or gravel.
A spaded lawn rake is an old time lawn tool that is still considered to be one of the best tools for cutting grass. If you like using your spaded lawn rake, then a plain rounded point digging shovel is no longer needed. The rounded point shovel has a thin edge with a heavy base, which makes it very effective for digging. These tools are not only used for cutting grass, but are also used to remove sod and prepare the area before putting down a new lawn. A border spade is needed to move soil or to scrape rocks and other hard areas away from the lawn area.
Two types of border spades are available on the market today. There is the reel blade type, which is made of plastic and the fiberglass blade which has an open face. Reel blade tools are more affordable and easier to use than the fiberglass models. Another important thing to keep in mind is the width of the blade. The larger the blade the more power it will have to dig.
A good border spade should also have a depth finder feature. This allows you to determine the amount of dirt to excavate. The depth finder is a spring loaded steel cylinder that allows you to precisely find the exact spot you need to excavate. With the help of a depth finder you can move dirt or rocks around without having to move huge quantities of soil. When choosing the blade you should choose one with a heavy cutting edge and a sharp point.
Another very important feature of your border spade is the handles. The handles on these tools vary greatly in quality and price. You can choose from plastic, nylon, leather, nylon, vinyl, foam, stainless steel, mesh and several others.
The most important aspect of the handle is the design. You can choose from a cord wrapped handles, rope handle, or a to handle. The cord wrapped handles are the best option if you plan to work in small areas where there is no or little time to spend on digging. The rope handles are ideal when you are working in large fields where time is limited and the soil is loose and can be dug up easily.
Rivets are not necessary but make sense to have when using your border spade. If you have a lot of soil to move it can be time consuming to simply pick it up by hand. With a rivet it is easy to move the soil and dig faster. Gardening tools like the trowel and a shovel can be expensive, but if you are an avid gardener these gardening tools can be a real necessity.