This Kent & Stowe Perennial spade is made with a FSC® certified ash wood handle and a high quality stainless steel head. It is the perfect tool for splitting up perennial plants. Designed with a pointed head for easy slicing through roots without damaging the plant. You might also be interested in this Stainless Steel Border Hand Fork.
- Ideal for splitting up perennials and border plants
- Midi size for comfort and also power when kneeling or working in borders
- Also use for digging planting holes
- Find out more about our Kent & Stowe range here
- L 54cm
Caring for your tools
How to maintain and care for your Garden Tools
It is very important to take proper care of your garden tool so that it continues to perform at its peak. Do not leave your tool outside, always store it away after use in a dry environment. Even in dry weather conditions your tools, if left outside, are exposed to moisture from wet grass and dew.
Cleaning and drying your garden tools will keep them in good working order. Always remove all of the soil from your digging tools after each use by washing the dirt off.
Never put your tools away wet. Allow them to dry completely before storing to prevent rusting and handle rot. For all wood handled tools apply a light coating of boiled linseed oil to help prevent the wood from drying out and cracking. If a wooden handle is very dirty, remove as much of the soil as possible with a stiff brush. If you need to use water, gently wet the handle with a damp cloth, making sure that you don’t soak the wood, as this may cause the grain to lift and the handle to swell.
Thoroughly clean any tools which have been used for chemical applications. Fertilisers and other chemicals will rapidly corrode any metal.