Garden Cultivation Tools

Garden Cultivation Tools

Cultivation tools work by loosening the soil to receive plants or remove weeds. A spade will be your most basic requirement, along with a fork for breaking down clods of soil and hand tools for small-scale work. There are also hoes and rakes for levelling and breaking up soil surface and removing weeds.

Always look for tools that will allow you to work without having to bend too much; tall people may find the standard shaft of many tools too short.

We've put together a range of guides to buying and using cultivation tools, along with tips on choosing the right materials, handle and hilts.

Shafts, Hilts & Materials
Choosing the right style and material of spade, fork, hoe or rake ...
Spades
Tips on finding the perfect spade to use in your garden ...
Forks
The ideal tool for turning and aerating your soil, lifting root vegetables or even dividing clumps of perennials ...
Hoes
Using a Dutch, draw, combination or digging hoe to remove weeds and create seed drills ...
Rakes
Use for levelling soil, clearing the ground, and general garden tidying ...
Hand Tools
A look at hand trowels, forks, hoes and weeders ...
Cultivators
Breaking up the soil using a manual or powered cultivator ...