The ground here is just barely beginning to peek out from the seemingly endless winter of ice and snow. So far I have only the seed catalogs and my daydreams of rolling fields of flowers and vegetables to keep me warm, but SOON I’ll be able to get outside to start planting. My house is situated on land formerly mined for coal, in the middle of the woods. So even after years of reclamation, it’s impossible to garden in the soil here without lots of hand-digging and patient rock removal.
Having Ergonomic Hand Tools from LifeWell Garden Products for this task is such a pleasure. They really cut down on the pain and hand-fatigue that comes with long sessions of digging. The handles feature molded finger grips, contoured heel and rubberized palm grip and sculpted thumb depression which provides additional leverage. You can tell so much thought has gone into the handle design. While the tools are large and substantial, they fit perfectly into my hands and didn’t feel clumsy or hard to hold onto.
The garden set contains three tools: a sturdy hand trowel, suitable for all small digging jobs in everything from potting mix to hard packed and rocky soil; a transplanting trowel with graduation engraving to help you judge how deeply you’re planting. This tool is perfect for those delicate transplanting jobs, with a narrow face and swiftly tapering edge for precision; and a hand cultivator/rake. This three-prong tool is the ideal size and weight to loosen surface soil and scrape away shallow-rooted weeds.
These tools feel extremely durable. They’re made from solid polished aluminum and are rust-resistant, easy to clean and very strong. The metal part of each tool is built all the way into the handle, meaning that unlike other hand tools, these will not bend or snap at the neck.
I also love the bright neon splash of color- meaning they’ll be easy to spot in the garden. If you’ve ever spent ages searching for a tool that you know you just laid down for a second right…here…somewhere…you’ll understand what a great feature this is!
While I get back to planting raised beds and window boxes in my mind, you, my dear yams, have the chance to win your own amazing set of gardening tools. LifeWell has generously offered a set to one of my readers. Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified by email. You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open to the US only. The sponsor is solely responsible for all prizes.