One of the very best tools for any gardener to own is a simple soil scoop. The uses for this gem of a tool are numerous, but the most wonderful thing about it is how easy it makes planting anything - from pots and containers to garden beds and directly in the ground.
A good soil scoop should be made of strong, high-quality stainless steel for the scoop head and a comfortable wooden handle. You don't want it to bend or rust, and you want the wood handle to provide excellent grip and comfort to reduce hand fatigue.
An ultra-deep dished shovel head will accommodate more soil. A good scoop is perfect for gardening and even household tasks including loosening soil, digging, weeding, transplanting, and composting and also in the kitchen, bar, buffet, party, wedding garden or use as pet food scoop.
Black Forest Garden Club recommends this low-cost high-quality soil scoop. It comes with a full lifetime warranty, has a large scoop, is and is only $16. Another way to find a great soil scoop is to check out antiques or garden stores.