Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment
A Shovel With Attitude
by Charlie Nardozzi
The Kombi shovel is described as a shovel with attitude. One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on both sides of the blade and a pointed blade tip for digging. It can edge, weed, cultivate, cut, and dig. No matter what kind of soil, the shovel can be used to strip sod, cut weeds or roots underground, shear off brush at ground level, and dig holes for planting.
Although this is one rugged tool, it's not recommended for prying out large stumps and rocks. Even though the blade is made from heavy-duty steel, the handle is wooden and can break.
The Kombi shovel comes in a long- and short-handled version, as well as a handy trowel size (pictured). For more information, go to: Mills Mix.