We’ve wielded a square spatula to strip off asphalt shingles, scrubbed and polished with a drill bit sporting a bolt through the bristles, and precisely marked wood with a utility knife. Today, we’re excited to share four innovative ways to utilize a snow shovel. And here’s the best part: only one of them involves actual snow!
Table of Contents
- Why Use Snow Shovels for Anything in Florida?
- Use a Snow Shovel to Clear Your Store
- Use Snow Shovels to Cover Plant Beds and Landscaping
- Spread Feed, Seed, and Fertilizer
- Move Fill Dirt When Making Raised Garden Beds
Why Use Snow Shovels for Anything in Florida?
At the headquarters of Pro Tool Reviews in central Florida, the chances of using a snow shovel for its intended purpose are just as likely as purchasing an annual ski lift pass. However, that doesn’t mean we haven’t found other uses for it. In fact, a quick visit to our local home improvement warehouse reveals its availability. As I pen this, we’re expecting a scorching high of 90°…
So, why would anyone consider utilizing a snow shovel in Florida? That’s an excellent question. Let’s find out.
Use a Snow Shovel to Clear Your Store
Following our exhaustive head-to-head review to identify the ultimate circular saws, we put them to the test. As a result, our workshop is now strewn with so many wood chips and scraps that it resembles an old sawmill. But fear not! Employing a snow shovel with a wide-mouthed scoop facilitates cleanup in ways unimaginable to ordinary dustpans. Pick up substantial chunks that would otherwise clog our enormous vacuum in no time.
Naturally, our circumstances may change once we review the Ryobi Devour Cordless Sweeper!
Use Snow Shovels to Cover Plant Beds and Landscaping
However, clearing debris isn’t the sole purpose of a snow shovel. As we write, an abundance of new growth (and some unwelcome weeds) is sprouting all over the country. For those witnessing green shoots, it’s time to mulch the plant beds to discourage weeds and retain moisture. When our friendly neighborhood nursery drops off a load of cypress or pine bark in our driveway, nothing moves it from the pile to the beds quicker than a trusty scoop shovel.
In fact, it combines seamlessly with everything from mounds to battery-powered carts, making yard work a breeze. This efficient method saves us both time and effort.
Spread Feed, Seed, and Fertilizer
Believe it or not, snow shovels also find their place in agriculture for tasks like distributing feed, seed, fertilizer, and even scooping up manure. Just remember to use a different shovel for feeding horses than you would for handling manure.
Move Fill Dirt When Making Raised Garden Beds
Recently, while constructing a raised garden bed, we confronted the job of filling it with copious amounts of soil. Even before adding topsoil, we needed to transfer a significant quantity of fill dirt to accommodate a pair of 6′ x 4′ raised garden beds. Due to its generous capacity, the snow shovel outperforms our traditional flat shovel when working with loose soil.
After some time, we managed to complete the task with fewer movements, despite the added weight of each scoop!
We hope you find these unconventional uses for a snow shovel as helpful as we have! If you have any tips of your own, please share them in the comments below.