Prep Garden Soil Like Martha Stewart With This 3-Tool Digging Set

Including a garden spade, transplanting spade and gardening fork, this essential set gives you the right tools to nurture your garden from the ground up.

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August 06, 2020

We all know that when Martha wants something done right, she does it herself — case in point, her line of garden tools on Amazon, which includes everything from a kids' garden tool set to an electric chainsaw (definitely not for kids). With a signature spring-green color as a running theme, the tool line offers both good looks and smart features for all seasons in the garden.

Though we currently have several of these tools in our shopping carts, since soil prep is one thing Martha hammers home over and over again in the new show, Martha Knows Best, we’re especially interested in her Three-Piece Stainless Steel Garden Digging Tool Set. After all, whether it’s in containers or in a garden bed, the soil really does make the garden. And when you’re taking on soil prep — adding compost, breaking up clumps, applying mulch — it helps to have the right tools for the job.

Martha’s set includes three essential tools for any garden shed: a garden spade, a transplanting spade and a garden fork. They’re great if you’re just starting out and stocking up your garden toolkit or if your ratty hand-me-downs are starting to wear thin (that’s me). Here’s what these three tools are and what they do:

• A garden spade has a flat end that makes it great for digging, planting, edging, scooping and cutting clean edges around a bed or lawn. It’s also great for severing roots.

• A transplanting spade features a long, narrow blade with a rounded head, ideal for digging up bulbs, planting and transplanting small shrubs and other plants, and digging post holes such as for fencing.

• A garden fork is great for rotating compost piles, loosening hard soils and spreading mulch or leaves.

The tools in this set are made of solid steel with hardwood handles painted that signature green. They’re sturdy but still lightweight enough to not break your back — and affordable enough to not break the bank.

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