The basic digging tool for many people is square-shaped, long-handled shovel (Figures 2 and 3). This shovel would be good for general digging like spading for trees, digging large holes for supplies or digging trenches for supplies. These shovels come with plastic, metal or wood handles.
Why need Digging Tools?
Hand shovels are another type of digging tool. They have a flat surface and a blade that go into the center of the flat surface to dig up dirt. Some of these types include lawn mowers, lawn blowers and plows. These shovels can be used for general digging around your home or yard, digging large holes for flower beds and digging ditches for septic tanks.
Another type of digging tool includes a rotary composting shovel. It looks similar to a spade but instead of digging up dirt, it rotates and adds fertilizer to the soil. You will commonly find this type of tool in garden centers and in well-stocked nurseries. These computers require two hands to operate; one to hold the rotary handle and the other to turn the handle and add fertilizer to the soil. A spinning shovel would be better if you are looking for the more powerful digging action.