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Digging Methods and Tips

This is the Index of links to our digging and shoveling related articles. If you are shopping for tools, go to the Digging Tools page, or choose from the navigation bar above.


using a mattock for trail work
Digging through Rocks and Roots
How to use a pick, mattock, or digging bar to break through hard soil, roots, or rocks.

author Julie Baka with calf
Scoop Shovels on the Farm
Julie tells us all the things they shoveled and scooped up on her family farm.

Other Digging related articles...

Trenching Hoe
Guide to Trenching and Trenchers
Helpful information on both powered and manual equipment and methods for trench digging.

drainage trench through grassy area
Drainage Guide | French Drains for your yard
A multi-page guide explaining how to discover drainage problems and fix them.

plastic barrel modified to organize long tools
Digging Tool Storage
How to safely organize and store your long-handled tools.

ground level wheelbarrow for moving heavy items
Unusual Wheelbarrows
Special purpose wheelbarrows that can out perform the conventional ones.

 

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