Today I’m offering an article I felt would be useful to our followers. My thanks to Michael Bernzweig for this great information on special digging tools that will help the gardener with moving plants and shrubs.
Moving plants and shrubs around the garden is a delicate process; and one that’s made easier and more successful when you use the right tools. In fact, the proper digging tools can come in very handy when transplanting all kinds of perennials and shrubs. The proper hand tools and longer shovels and spades can make all of the difference in the world. With the proper tools in hand, your next gardening project will be quicker and easier to accomplish. Here to tell us more about just how helpful they can be is Michael Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp.
The same digging tools that metal detectorists use when retrieving the underground targets located by their machines can also be used by gardeners to complete a variety of tasks more successfully, especially moving plants and shrubs to new locations in the garden. When I say this, usually the first thing I’m asked is how metal detecting tools differ from the regular garden tools you’d find at the greenhouse or the hardware store. Well, there are actually several differences between these types of gardening tools and their ability to aid you in transplanting shrubs and perennials, so let’s take a look.
Metal Detector Digging Tools Have Pointed Blades
Metal detector digging trowels and shovels offer blades with well sculpted, pointed tips that are designed to make digging up often very precious relics easy, and safe for both the metal detectorist and the potential treasures they’re unearthing. This feature will also help you cut through the soil and remove rocks much more easily when digging up your plants and shrubs, as well as when you’re digging the new hole where you’ll replant them. As a result, you’ll save a lot of time and back breaking labor!
Metal Detector Digging Tools Offer Serrated Edges
The serrated edges of metal detector digging tools and gardening tools are another feature of these unique accessories that make them excellent to use when moving plants and shrubs from one place to another in the garden. These serrated edges will help make a clean cut through the roots which will allow the plant to recover from the shock of transplantation faster and more successfully.
Metal Detector Digging Tools Last a Long Time
Unlike most run of the mill gardening tools, metal detector digging tools will last a long, long time! In order to be lightweight and efficient, many brands of metal detector digging tools are made of aircraft quality steel. This means they’re also dent and rust resistant for a gardening tool that will provide you with years of use no matter what you throw at it.
Although some of the best metal detector digging tools may cost a bit more than a shovel or trowel you’ll find at the hardware store or greenhouse, when you look at the long term costs, ease of use, and benefits to your garden they’re far more affordable. Don’t let moving your plants and shrubs become difficult, or worse, damage your precious plants. Invest in high quality digging tools and you’ll have a more beautiful and successful garden than ever before.
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About the author: Michael Bernzweig manages MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.