What is the difference between a spade and a shovel?
Whereas the shovel blade is usually angled forward, the spade blade is not. The angled shovel blade makes it efficient for digging. The straighter spade can be used for digging but is better used for slicing through and lifting sod, edging lawns and beds, skimming weeds and opening straight-sided holes or trenches.
What is a garden spade best for?
Garden spade tools are used for light cultivation not earth moving, and the shape of the blade helps cut sod, reshape beds and digging out deeper planting holes. There are numerous types of specialty spades, with specialized purposes. You can also select from many types of handle and blade materials.
What does a spade look like?
Characteristics. The spade symbol is a very stylized spearhead shape, pointing upwards, the bottom widening into two arcs of a circle and sweeping towards the centre to then form a sort of foot. Generally, spades are black. They form one of the two major suits in Bridge (with Hearts).