Corona Shovels

Well-made tools save time, energy, and money. We carry brands like Corona because their tools are known for their quality and everlasting durability. They've proven their worth by standing up to our demanding use that sends lesser quality tools to an early retirement. If you invest in your tools, you'll see first-hand the difference that quality makes.

At Hole's we carry a large variety of Corona tools to help you get the job done right. But if you're unsure which is the proper tool for you, here's a handy guide explaining the different types of shovels we carry:



Closed-Back Drain Spade

A drain spade or drain shovel, is perfect for digging or planting in a narrow space, such as between a walkway and your home’s foundation. Spades have long, rounded and slightly cupped blades, and are typically used to dig deep, narrow trenches (such as for installing drainage tiles or irrigation lines). A spade is also great for tackling heavy soils.

The 48" long Northern Ash wood handle gives added leverage for easier breaking of dense, heavy soils; while the closed-back design protects the handle from mud and dirt build up.


Hollow-Back #2 Square-point Shovel

Square point shovels are the perfect shovels for lifting and moving loose material. The flat design of the shovel makes it easy to pick up material and to scrape off small debris from a flat surface, such as a patio. 

The shovel is also equipped with large, forward-turned steps. This not only helps by adding a place to drive the shovel with your foot, but it also prevents material from spilling off the rear of blade.

Each Corona shovel is made with a Northern Ash wood handle, and an extra-thick, 14-gauge tempered steel blade for maximum toughness.


#2 Round Point Shovel - Closed-Back

Round point shovels handle most digging projects in the landscape. When selecting a shovel, look for one that has a riveted head-to-handle connection. Choose a tempered steel blade that is forged or made with heavy-gauge steel. It should be coated or painted to prevent rust.

Round point shovels have broad, forward-turned “steps” that provide firm footing when you need to rest your full weight on the blade. And the 48" Solid core fiberglass handle adds maximum strength and long service life.

The sharp blade edge of a round point shovel penetrates the ground easily, slicing through small roots or tough soil conditions.


Steel Spade with 15" Diamond Blade

This shovel is designed for the professional who needs MAXIMUM digging and prying power.

The steel spade shovel is made for spading, planting, prying, cutting, installing, edging and digging. Its sharpened blade, closed-back design, and added rubber footpad make cutting through thick roots a breeze.

The steel spade also features a 15" pre-sharpened, heat-treated, extra HEAVY DUTY, 12-gauge diamond blade, 54” steel handle, and a powder coated paint job for a smooth and comfortable feel.


Multi-Purpose Mini Shovel

This shovel is one of our favourites. The multi-purpose mini shovel has all the benefits of a full length round point shovel, but is designed for use in the tightest working conditions or for digging while on your knees.

It's lightweight, durable, and easy to control with the "D" grip handle. It also features a Northern Ash wood handle and a strong, 16-Gauge tempered steel blade.


Light Duty Floral Shovel

Like the round point shovels, floral shovels feature a smaller 6" x 8" round point head design, making it perfect for use in gardens and tight spaces.

Ideal for raised bed gardening, and equipped with a 42" wood handle and 16-gauge tempered steel blade, this shovel will get the job done right. 




When to Prune Your Fruit Trees

Now is a great time to prune those long neglected apple, cherry, apricot, pear, and plum trees. 

I know that a lot of people become stressed-out about pruning fruit trees, fearing that they will irreparably harm them.

While it’s true that bad pruning can harm trees, no pruning is often just as bad if not worse.

Here are a few simple rules for pruning your fruit trees:

•    Don’t remove more than a quarter of the branches in any one year
•    Ensure that every branch is attached to the tree at a wide angle. Narrow "V-shaped" branch attachments are weak and can split
•    Remove broken branches
•    Remove crossing branches
•    Never leave a "stub" but never "flush cut" a branch, always leave a "collar" that is a few millimeters deep 

If you are still a little apprehensive about pruning, pop on down to Hole’s, and we can show you how!

~Jim Hole

Now fully stocked on all Corona pruning shears, loppers, saws, pole pruners, and hand pruners.

Now fully stocked on all Corona pruning shears, loppers, saws, pole pruners, and hand pruners.