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Response: Thanks for your note. I'm pleased we were punctual and that your new summer house for your garden was erected quickly and on time. Regards, Robin
There is a great deal of choice for garden tools ranging from metal, steel, plastic and even fibre glass but the use of copper for garden tools has been increasing. And when you look at the benefits that these offer it's not really surprising.
With metal and steel garden tools you can find that these can rust if not looked after. Ideally after used they should be cleaned and sprayed with a little oil, certainly before putting them away for the winter. But in practice this does not always happen so when you dig (!) them out of your garden shed in the Spring they can look a mess. Even so they are the workhorse of garden tools and this shouldn't be knocked.
Plastic garden tools are available and are resistant to rust. It's possible that they can get a little rough looking if they hit rocks or stones in the garden and this will make them a little harder to clean. However, they are becoming more popular as time goes on. The same can be said for tools made from fibreglass which again are increasing in popularity. The other plus points for these tools are that they are light and easy to use for long periods at a time.
Copper garden tools, however, are certainly becoming the type to have as the positives for using them rack up. You will find that these tools do not corrode very easily ensuring a very long life for them. Like steel these can be recycled but copper by its very nature is of more value in this aspect.
Where they really score is that they help to banish those horrible slugs and snails from the garden as these creatures do not like copper - full stop. By using a copper spade and fork these gives off some type of element which appears to deter these slimy creatures. I'm not saying that this will solve your slug and snail problem but could help in reducing this problem.
So some of the main qualities are that they don't rust or corrode, they tend to keep their working edges sharper so that when you dig into the soil in your garden the spade and fork will come out cleaner. Many of the tool heads are made from bronze, which is copper with a small amount of tin, and this is even better.
The use of copper has been in use for tools for many years with the Chinese and Egyptian big believers in this technology due to the anti microbial properties. So if it good enough for them, which were the backbone for the modern human race, then it should be good enough for you.
One of the small downsides of copper garden tools is that they can cost a little more than the bog standard iron and steel ones. However, if you are like me, you are constantly being asked what can I buy you for your birthday, Christmas or Fathers Day then surely this is as good as anything to put on that list. Not only do you end up with some great tools the giver can get great pleasure in giving you something you might want and can be stored in their summer house in the garden. Unlike, possibly, some handkerchiefs, after shave or other gift, given with all good intentions, but which remain unused in the back of the cupboard.