Digging Tools

Story Title: Digging Tools
Episode: Two
Broadcast Date: 22nd September 2012
Presenter: Kim Syrus

Kim shows you the difference between a spade and a shovel; knowing the difference is going to save you time and labour in the garden.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you're in the market for a good spade, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, the weight. If you're lumping around a heavy spade plus a couple of kilos of soil every time you dig, you'll be feeling fairly fatigued very quickly.
  • There are two types of spade blades pointed and square mouth. If you have hard, stony or heavy clay ground then go for the pointed type. The square mouth is best in easy-to-work soil plus it's great at edging lawns.
  • What's the difference between a spade and a shovel? A spade has a flatter blade and is used to piercing and digging, while a shovel has a lip on either side of the blade and is used for scooping and moving soil.

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