ISSUE 26  |  Farmhouse Style

5 Favorites: Shiny Copper Gardening Tools

June 29, 2012 8:00 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Spotted on Terrain’s web site: handmade Copper Garden Tools from Austrian company PKS. In addition to good looks, it turns out that copper has some merits worth noting: it increases water retention thereby improving the soil, and since it is naturally rust proof, it also reduces friction with the soil, making it easier to garden. Who knew?

Above: The Vega Hand Fork is $58.

Above: The Phoenix Long Handled Hoe is $168.

Above: Orion Long Handled Spade with copper head and turned lime wood handle
; $258.

Above: The Lyra Claw Cultivator with copper prongs rarely needs sharpening; it’s $70.

Above: Perseus Long Handled Rake with copper head and turned lime wood handle; $198. (N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published on Aug. 26, 2011.)