Trials and tales of a not-so-advanced gardener--both in the dirt and beyond.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My new favorite garden tool

With fall clean-up comes several special projects this year. It's my first fall at this house and there are several projects I'd like to accomplish before winter settles in.

I've found a new favorite gardening tool for edging the flower beds.
Enter the Fiskars edging tool (I thought they just made scissors). I picked this guy up at Lowe's.

And it's done some amazing work at my house so far. I forgot to take a before picture, but here is an "after" picture of the bed between the sugar gum and the patio.

You can see the lovely edge the tool has created. And it's so easy. I assume I could have done this with another hoe, but I felt like this tool would make the job so much easier.

You can see the clumps of grass and soil it unearths when in use. The grass will go to the compost bin and once I have some bulbs planted beneath the tree, I'll add some wood chips on top.


Cindy said...

It's always fun to find a useful new tool. Your edge looks great!

tina said...

I have seen these before. Glad to hear it works really well.

Kristy "Greenthumb" Guthrie said...

Hello Cindy and Tina!

Yes, it's a great tool and easy to use. Making a clean edge really helps make the space look neater.

vetteass said...

i'm not convinced you're any good at doing edging. i think you should prove it by adding some edging at my house.