The Bottom Line
- Ergonomically designed
- Comfortable handle
- Scoop is perfect size
- Works for large or small hands
- Great for scooping soil
- Two serrated edges for cutting roots or opening bags
- Pointed tip, for getting soil between plants, prying or digging
- Padded handle for extreme comfort
- Can be used with either hand
- Scoop is heavy-duty stainless steel
- Comes in fashion-forward colors
- Retails for $18.00
Guide Review - The Scoop on Soil Scoops
Let me start with a warning that this is going to be a total love fest of a review. I LOVE my Soil Scoop.
When I first saw a Soil Scoop at my local nursery and I thought, "oh, great, another new garden tool that I don't need." How wrong I was. Even after I opened my Soil Scoop, I still wasn't convinced that I would use it all that much. It seemed too big, and I wasn't sure about the shape or the serrations. That is, until I went to open a bag of potting soil, to do some scooping for a test run.
That was my first ah ha moment with the Soil Scoop. Instead of having to wrestle with opening the bag, or run around trying to find a knife or scissors, with one stab of the tip of the scoop and a little sawing with the serrations, my fingernails were still intact, I hadn't sworn once, and the bag of soil was wide open.
My next moment of Soil Scoop fandom came when I scooped the potting soil into the pot. The handle was really comfortable and the scoop picked up a very healthy amount of soil, which dumped out easily and cleanly, right where I wanted it to go.
My Soil Scoop got heavy use for several months this summer and it is still going strong, with no signs of wear to the handle, which is covered with a spongy material, making it exceedingly comfortable to hold. I also love that the scoop comes in bright colors, which are not only fashion forward, they make it easier to find, as I'm prone to leaving tools in strange places.
If the Soil Scoop's assets in the garden aren't enough to convince you that it's a worthwhile tool, it is also the perfect pumpkin carving accessory, making quick and neat work of removing seeds.
I have tried several trowels and scoops and the Soil Scoop wins the competition by a wide margin. Soil Scoops also make a great gifts for gardeners.