Have you heard the old gardener’s adage? One year’s seeding equals ten years’ weeding! It's so important to get those weeds before they go to seed. If you don't, the problem just compounds year on year.
We regularly use hoes for annual weeds, particularly in spring when new growth is coming on fast - its a real time saver to get them under control before they become a much bigger problem. Where they have been let go, frequent hoeing is a great way to regain the upper hand.
The pull or draw hoe is used primarily to chop weeds and to loosen heavy or compacted soil. It can also be used in a scuffling motion to shave small weeds off the soil surface and it's great in the veggie garden for earthing up vegetables and making shallow sowing trenches.
The shaft is about 6” shorter than a push hoe and the razor-sharp blade is slanted back (at exactly the right angle) - both features make it easier to use for chopping.
All Sneeboer long-handled tools are finished with a round ball at the end of the handle. This serves as a grip and, when scuffling, provides a physical reminder that your hand is at the end of the handle. So smart! The longer-than-usual handles mean that you can work in a more upright position, minimizing backache. An especially great feature for tall folks.
- width of head: 5.9” (15cm)
- length of head: 2.3” (6cm)
- length of handle: 61” (155cm)
- total length: 66” (168cm)
- material of handle: ash wood
- weight: 2.4lbs (1.1kg)
The Sneeboer family has been making garden tools for over 100 years. Sneeboer tools are beautifully designed and built for maximum strength and utility - the heads are hand-forged from one piece of stainless steel and they are fitted with ash handles from FSC-certified forests.