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What are the benefits of using bronze garden tools?


9 truly positive reasons to use our bronze garden tools (or copper garden tools as people often call them:

  • Good for your plants
  • Enriches your soil with trace elements
  • Prevents infection of plants
  • Deters slugs and snails
  • Helps alkalise the substrate
  • Long lasting and beautiful
  • No rust
  • A pleasure to use
  • Helps ionise surface water.

And, of course there are many more reasons.

Bronze garden tools

Let's let Charles Dowding have the last word:

“My favourite tools are made of copper, or to be precise they are 95 per cent copper and 5 per cent tin … the metal is strong, not magnetic and does not rust. This is a keen advantage for trowels, hoes and spades where smooth, sharp blades make for effortless use, and there is no need for regular cleaning or oiling to protect the metal.

Although the copper alloy is a little less hard than iron, and might suffer in soils with flint or large amounts of stone, the tools are designed to endure. I have found copper trowels last better than ones made of hard stainless steel, which often snap after a year or two, at a weak point near the handle.” Charles Dowding, Author and No Dig Guru