Here is the perfect tool for potting plants. You are probably using a small bucket or can to fill a new pot for transplanting. Try this tool instead. The comfortable grip of the soil scoop gives you good leverage and the concave shape allows you to quickly transfer soil from a bag or bin. You may wish to use this tool to form furrows in your garden and the serrated edges can also perform cutting action when roots are encountered. The metal scoop is stainless steel so your tool will maintain a like new appearance. The soil scoop is produced by Garden Works and can be purchased for less than $16 on Amazon Prime.
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