For planting large numbers of small bulbs, this durable trowel is ideal. Unlike traditional garden trowels, which are used as a scoop, this tool is designed to stab the ground. Jab the trowel straight down and pull the handle toward you to create a slot. The sharply pointed, stainless-steel blade slices through sod or soil, and is marked in inches and centimeters as an easy guide for bulb planting depth. The 12″ trowel is perfect for garden beds, and is also useful for transplanting seedlings in spring and for digging out taprooted weeds.