I like to use this hand rake for tidying evergreen ornamental grasses like Stipa tenuissima and Anemanthele lessoniana.
Evergreen grasses should not be cut down because they take a long time to re-grow and will lose their grace if you do (they'll look like they've had an extreme brushcut and regrowth will be patchy for at least a year).
Instead, you should comb out the dead brown foliage when they get messy looking. The stiff tines of this rake makes it perfect for the job!
The curved neck, short handle, and light weight makes it comfortable and easy to use. You'll be mighty glad to own one if you have mass plantings of evergreen grasses in your garden.
You can also use it to prepare small areas for seeding in the veggie garden.
How to care for your Sneeboer Tools:
- Width of head: 4.3" (11 cm)
- Length of head: 9" (23 cm)
- Length of handle: 5.5" (14 cm)
- Total length: 13.8" (35 cm)
- Number of tines: 5
- Length of tines: 2.6" (6.5 cm)
- Between tines: 0.8" (2 cm)
- Material of handle: Ash wood
- Weight: 0.7 lbs (0.32 kg)
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.