The origin of the Ames company dates back to 1774 and True Temper back to 1808. These two tool giants merged in 1999 as Ames True Temper - one of the oldest manufacturers of hardware, lawn, and garden non-powered tools.
We have coined this hoe the “Dutch Hoe”. It is the favorite long handled scuffle hoe and weeding tool. It has a unique design and the perfect blade angle for throwing up a pristine flower bed edge at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. The blade angle is such that it lays flat on the soil and the pushing- pulling action on the handle allows the blade to skim into the top thin soil layer, severing the weeds at the roots. Its size and design permit working in tight spaces around plants without chopping feeder roots, unlike the chop hoe. It is my choice of tool for redirecting new mulch in and around plants, and of course for throwing up the finishing edge when the job is all done! Avid gardeners have also been known to use it in the winter to chip ice off the sidewalk!