Gardening with Trowels

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A garden trowel will give you some torque when digging in a garden. Learn about gardening with trowels from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb". We're going to talk about one of the most important parts of gardening, and that's tools. You know when you start off with tools you have to have something that's built with quality, and that's where this tool would come in handy. Make sure it has a good finish, something that feels kind of heavy and strong. I know there's a tendency to buy the cheapest tool you can find, and that may be okay as far as your pocket goes, but remember quite often you're going to have to replace those tools on a regular basis. Now this tool is kind of neat because it has a handle, so you can get a little bit of torque, you can actually push into the ground if you got some rocks or sand or peat or something you want to work into the soil; you got something that's got a good bit of torque to it. So remember when you're looking for tools that you have something like this, just like you would for a shovel. Now this is a hand trowel, the simplest tool. But if you're putting in petunias or you're putting in geraniums, you're putting in bulbs, you can use this particular tool. Now this one even has a depth finder on it, it's actually measured like, 1,2,3 and 4 inches, which is kind of neat if you're going down to about, lets say 4 inches, you're putting in a bulb, like an amarillas, or something of that nature. Remember when you get good tools, it's important to look for good quality, a good finish, and make sure it has a good strong handle, because that's where you're going to use that torque, and save your arm, save your back, and have more fun in gardening. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".