Illustration of a snow shovel, a snow-removal tool that consists of a wide, lightweight blade with narrow edges, affixed to a handle. Snow shovels help to clear snow from driveways and sidewalks.
Simple hand tools are often best for small gardens or flower beds. A shovel, or spade, can be used to turn over soil, dig weeds, and make planting holes. A spading fork, or rake, can be used to transport plants and separate weeds from garden plants.