Sure, the sour-apple-green, O-shape handle makes the Radius Pro-Lite Flat Spade look like a child's toy. But try it: The rounded, nonslip surface lets you grip the handle anywhere to create more ground-piercing force than you would have with a standard, flat-handled spade. Now go show that chunk of sod who's boss. [$30; radiusgarden.com]
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