We took a square spatula to remove the asphalt shingles, scrubbed and buffed with a drill bit with the bolt through the brush, and accurately marked the wood with a utility knife. Today, we are going to share 4 ways to use a snow shovel. Only one way even involves 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 Pro Tool Reviews headquarters in central Florida, you're about as likely to use a snow shovel for its intended purpose as you are to buy an annual ski lift pass. However, that doesn't mean we (at least) don't. In fact, a quick check at our local home improvement warehouse reveals they have some in stock. As I write this, we've got the expected high of 90°…
So there must be a reason for using snow shovels in Florida, right? Absolutely. continue reading.
Use a snow shovel to clear your store
After our big head-to-head review to find the best circular saws, we've put things to the test. In fact, we make so much wood chips and scrap our shop looks like an old sawmill. Picking up a wide-mouth snow shovel helps with cleanup that no mortal dustpan can match. We use this shovel to pick up large chunks when a pile would fill our big vacuum in no time.
Admittedly, things might change once we review the Ryobi Devour Cordless Sweeper!
Use snow shovels to cover plant beds and landscaping
But that's not the only reason to keep a snow shovel handy. As we write this, we think about all the new growth (and weeds) popping up all over the country. For those seeing green shoots, it means it's time to mulch plant beds to deter weeds and retain moisture, too. When the good folks at our local nursery dump a pile of cypress or pine bark in our driveway, nothing moves them from the pile to the bed as quickly as a scoop shovel.
It also works well with everything from piles to battery-operated carts, which allowed us to get around the yard with little effort. It also saves us a lot of time and effort.
Spread Feed, Seed and Fertilizer
You can use the snow shovel in agriculture as feed, seed, fertilizer, manure scoop and more. It goes without saying – just make sure you're feeding the horse with a different shovel than manure or manure.
Move Fill Dirt When Making Raised Garden Beds
After making a raised garden bed, one of the things we had to do was fill it with plenty of soil. Even before adding topsoil, we needed to move a lot of fill soil to take care of a pair of 6' x 4' raised garden beds. Due to the loose soil, the increased volume of the shovel even exceeds the traditional flat shovel we usually use.
After working on it for a while, we finished it with fewer movements – despite the heavier weight of each scoop!
We hope you found this snow shovel life hack helpful! If you have your own shovel life tips, please add them in the comments below!