The humble hoe is one of the most versatile of all the garden tools; it can be used for weeding, breaking up soil, clearing areas and harvesting root veg, making it an essential tool for the allotment.
However, not all garden hoes are the same; Wolf-Garten’s multi-change® range includes four key variations and the company has created a guide to these useful tools for National Allotment Week (12th – 18th August 2019). Each tool head fits any of the 15 handles in the range – simply choose the handle to suit your height or the task at hand, then ‘click’ to attach and release.
multi-change® Dutch Hoe
Probably one of the most recognisable hoe is the dutch hoe. The traditional hollowed out tool head will slice through weeds with minimal effort and Wolf-Garten’s version features a hardened one-piece blade for extra strength. Simply push and pull the tool just below the surface to cut through the weeds and remove them from the soil, surrounding plants and shrubs. multi-change® Dutch Hoe – 13cm – £14.99
multi-change® Draw Hoe
This simple angled rectangular head will hoe, weed and trench. It is ideal for working around broad leaved shrubs and plants and has an ergonomically designed swan-neck arm which has been extra-strengthened to allow greater flexibility and ground clearance when using the tool in trenches, whilst also reducing the strain on your back. multi-change® Draw Hoe – 10cm – £16.99, 15cm – £19.99
multi-change® Double Hoe
This is effectively two tools combined; one side has a broad, sharp angled blade that can be used for weeding or drawing out seed drills. Flip it over and there are three sharp prongs to help break up heavy soil. The working head width of 8cm makes this tool ideal for working between growing crops. multi-change® Double Hoe – 8cm – £17.99
multi-change® Swoe Style Hoe
The Swoe Style Hoe is ideal for weeding around and behind plants in tight areas. The shape of the tool head allows you to use a push and pull action to sever weeds from their roots, whilst the angle of the neck is ergonomically designed to provide comfort whilst working in an upright position, thus reducing the amount of strain on your back. multi-change® Swoe Style Hoe – 12cm – £15.99
Handles of all sizes from short to extra long can be purchased; each handle fits all of the 60 tool heads in the multi-change® range.
Wolf-Garten multi-change® tools are manufactured in Germany to the highest of engineering standards, each tool head and handle is guaranteed for 35 years.
To view the full WOLF-Garten range, visit www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk. All WOLF-Garten products are available through leading garden centres nationally.
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Multi-change® handles from £4.99 – £45.99