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Garden claw - how useful is such a device?

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Loosening the soil can be made enormously easier with a garden claw. Read here how useful such a device is.

Hand claws are intended for fine work

Loosen the soil with the garden claw

The garden tool, equipped with several tines, can - without having to bend down - be placed directly on the soil to be worked and pressed in slightly (use your leg to help). The earth is worked on piece by piece by slight turning movements of the claw on the handles on both sides - always repeat the process!

A soil loosened up with the earth's claw ensures a better supply for the plants (increased nutrient uptake and water uptake). The garden floor is not only loosened, but also ventilated at the same time. However, as is often wrongly assumed, you cannot completely dig up the ground with a garden claw. The garden claw should not be used in lawns.

Remove weeds with the garden claw

With the garden claw, however, some weeds in the garden bed can also be easily removed to the root. To do this, the claw must be placed directly over the weed plant, pressed in and turned in one direction. The weeds are removed from the soil, raised briefly and best disposed of in the household waste.

Tip: Weeds are easier to remove with the garden claw after a heavy downpour.

Hand claw

A hand claw is also available from specialist retailers and can be used for fine work in the flower bed. Usually consisting of three small tines, the hand claw obviously does the same work, but is more laborious and far less effective. However, blooming flower beds and vegetable beds require careful treatment during the season. It is only in autumn that the large earth claw can usually be used again to prepare the bed for the coming season.

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