A hoe is used primarily to scuffle across the surface of the soil to cut off small annual weeds before they go to seed and spread around the garden. Have you heard the old gardener’s adage? One year’s seeding = ten years’ weeding!
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 push hoe is an extremely effective weeding tool, sharp on all sides, allowing you to cut both on the push stroke and the pull stroke. The difference between this and a standard push hoe is that the pointy tip of the heart-shaped head allows you to get into tight spots between plants in an ornamental border, without inadvertently doing damage to neighbouring plants. Much easier to maneouver than a larger rectangular head.
For all you tall folks, the Sneeboer push hoes have the longest handles - which means you won’t have to bend over so much! It also allows you to reach to the back of most beds without having to walk into them.
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.
How to care for your Sneeboer Tools:
- width of head: 1.5" (4 cm)
- length of head: 2.4" (6 cm)
- length of handle: 61" (155 cm)
- total length: 67" (172 cm)
- material of handle: ash wood
- weight: 2.2 lbs (1 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.