There are new products and tools for gardening being introduced continually. One new tool I have recently had the chance to try out is an elegant cross between a scooper and a trowel designed with the help of garden maven Shawna Coronado and produced in the Netherlands by Dewit Tools. This tool is solidly made (no more lose handles or wobbly connections) that holds a useful amount of soil. When filling a pot with soil, this tool can transfer a respectable quantity per scoop so you don’t have to spend an unreasonable amount of time moving soil with one of those typical little trowels that spill everything over the sides,
The tool is nicely balanced and had a handy notch that allows you to open those big plastic bags easily. I don’t know about you, but I get all my materials together and always seem to find myself with nothing on hand that easily cuts through the plastic bags containing soil, peat, compost or sand. It’s nice to have a cutting tool neatly built into the scoop.
Another handy design built into this trowel is a sharpened bottom edge which looks almost like a half a metal can and is ideal for cutting out that packed in soil often found in containers or planters when you try to replant them.
Although I haven’t owned this tool for too long, I’m expecting it to be long-lasting. It is quality crafted with a solid wood handle and hand-forged carbon steel. I wouldn’t say it is light in weight, but it isn’t heavy and it’s easy to use – even for a woman with small hands like me. The cost is reasonable at around $40, and, as every active gardener knows, a genuinely good garden tool is priceless. Since this potting scoop was designed by Shawna – an enthusiastic, hands-on gardener herself – you’ll appreciate a tool contrived for real gardeners by another real gardener.
You can find this handy new tool at: http://www.gardentoolcompany.com/potting-scoop-by-dewit/