Today, I want you to think about the uses for the shovel. Yes, the shovel. You need to think about the different ways the shovel “cannot” be used.

#1. Most people feel the shovel can be used to pry plants out of the ground. This is the leading cause of broken shovels. You can use the shovel to pry a little, but then you need to locate the roots that need to be cut. After you should be able to lift the plant free.

#2. You cannot use the shovel as a rake. If you have lots of dirt to spread, you can use the shovel to spread the dirt out. However, in order to get a clean, even finish you are going to need a good metal rake.