Sometimes doormats just aren't enough to tackle the mud that gardening boots love to collect. Iron boot scrapers are a wet-weather partner for the doormat, doing the dirty work so the mat can perform the finishing act. Here's a roundup of our favorites:
See our earlier post "10 Easy Pieces: Durable Doormats" for more dirt-catching ideas.
Above: A pair of simple wrought iron gardening boot scrapers flanks the entry of the Emerson House in Concord, Massachusetts. Image via Centers and Squares.
Above: Gardening boot, meet the Wrought Iron Boot Scraper is $24.95 at Jackson & Perkins.
Above: Maycreek's Rustic Boot Scraper is made of hand-forged cast iron; $36.95 at Signature Hardware.
Above: The simple Solid Cast Iron Boot Scraper is £22 at Inchyra.
Above: The Colonial Boot Scraper crafted by a New York-based blacksmith; $55 at By Hammer By Hand.
Above: The heavy-duty Westphalia Shoe Scraper is €21 at Manufactum.
Above: A Zinc-Plated Boot Scraper is €146 at Replicata.