Michael Newby wrote:Have you ever used a scuffle hoe? I absolutely love using them for cultivated beds.
Blythe Barbo wrote:My other tool of choice is the scythe. We have 3 of them and they are indespensible.
They are great for cutting mulch, clearing pathways, and general "mowing" jobs. I use mine to pile the mulch up around all my shrubs and also in the orchard around the trees. I have a smaller blade for tight spaces; a longer one for the field; a stocky short one for saplings and brambles.
The scything is a quiet motion that is quite meditative.
using either of these tools is really more about finesse than brute strength.