This stainless steel Garden Bandit has a thin blade that slices effortlessly and does not displace soil making it ideal for cultivation flower beds. raised beds. vegetable gardens, planters and window boxes where soil must stay in place. The closed loop design cuts away from roots, preventing damage. It also makes quick work of slicing in compost/fertilizers and actually improves high clay soils by the slicing aerating action. This stimulates plant growth, prevents compacting and leave you soil light and fluffy.... perfect for planting. Makes a great gift!