Garden Hand Cultivator with cushion grip
Garden Hand Cultivator with cushion grip is useful gardening.
The Cultivator is dragged through the soil at varying depths to break up clods in the soil, pull out weeds, and remove rocks. The smoothed soil will make for better growing conditions, resulting in a stronger, healthier plant. As a result, it keeps your garden beds and planters looking fresh and clean without disturbing the plants.
- It has wooden Grip Padded handle hence comfortable to hold
- Perfectly for loosening vegetable patch soil prior to planting
- Adept at removing weeds and other unwanted plants and debris
- Great for planting bulbs or transplanting plants
- In small flower or vegetable gardens, it can also be used like a small plow to dig the planting rows
- Rakes through dense soil to prepare for planting or seeding
The main function of the cultivator is to prepare a proper seedbed for the crop to be planted into, to bury crop residue in the soil (helping to warm the soil before planting), to control weeds, and to mix and incorporate the soil to ensure the growing crop has enough water and nutrients to grow well during the growing season.
- The design of the cultivator also enables it to be hanged for easy and convenient storage
- This tool’s shaft is highly resistant and produced with wood from renewable sources.
- Made of high-quality materials
- The transparent varnish protective layer enhances the color and therefore adds shine and a smooth touch to product.
- A lightweight product that demands less physical effort from the user, hence resulting in more pleasant work.
How to use :
Using hand cultivator turn soil for planting
- Wear your gloves : Before using a hand cultivator, you should always put on a pair of gardening or work gloves. Some soil can be tough to work with causing the handle of the cultivator to form blisters or calluses on your hands. Continuing to work with blisters is painful and can lead to open wounds, so just prevent them from happening in the first place
- Create your sowing lines : Take the cultivator and create lines in your garden first, prior to tilling the soil. To do this, simply go to one end of your planting bed or garden, and drag the tool in a straight line to the other side. Keep in mind proper spacing requirements for whatever you are planting to figure out how many rows you will need; then, repeat this process until you have the desired number
- Turn the soil : To begin turning the soil, take the tool and use it in a chopping motion to dig into the ground along the sowing line you created earlier. Break up any clumps and clods you encounter as well, and dig rocks and stones out of the dirt. Continue working the soil until you have the soft, shallow trenches you need for planting
Using hand cultivator to remove weeds from a garden
- Rake surface of soil : As mentioned previously, you can also use a hand cultivator to help remove weeds from your flower or vegetable garden. Begin by raking the surface of the soil. This will help you to smooth the dirt and also identify weeds and their roots
- Locate roots of weeds : While gently dragging the hand cultivator across the top of the bed, make sure that the blades dig in by at least half an inch or so. Most weeds sprout close to the surface, so their root structures will usually be very close to the top. Sinking the blades in will help you find where weeds are prevalent so you can be thorough with removal
- Use cultivator to pull out weeds : Once you have located roots for the weeds, give the hand cultivator a good tug and pull them out. Place them all in a pile as you dig them up, and then discard the organic waste in a safe place
- Cleaning : Clean cultivators after each use. Dirt clinging to tools can erode metal surfaces. Washing tools with a hard water spray, such as a hose or kitchen faucet, can remove most dirt and grime from cultivators. A wire brush can remove other dirt that proved too difficult for water spray to remove. Another method of removing hard dirt is to fill a bucket with sand; then use the cultivator in the sand as you would dirt. The sand acts as an abrasive to the dirt
- Wood and oil : Wood handles require a scheduled maintenance of sanding and oiling to remain free of debris and damage caused by insets and weather. This schedule can be as little as once yearly to remain effective. Wipe off the handle with a rag and as little water as possible. Sand down the handle surface with fine sandpaper to remove burrs, particles and fractures. Dust off the handle and apply linseed oil by rubbing it into the handle. Apply the oil until the handle will accept no more. Allow the handle to dry and then rub it clean
- Storage : After removing dirt and cleaning the tools, storage is another important consideration. Keep cultivators off the floor. The potential for rust or mold from contact with concrete or dirt floors is good. Road salt can also stick to the tools, causing corrosion of the metal parts and fractures in the wood. Long-handled tools should be hung on walls securely. Short-handle tools can be stored in drawers or on table stops that are kept clean
- Pruning tools : Maintaining pruning tools can be achieved by keeping blades sharp and hinges working. Lubricating oil sprayed on hinges after cleaning helps ensure they stay mobile. Blades may need to be disassembled before sharpening. Use a whetstone to sharpen blades. Use a black marker to mark the tip of the blade; when the mark is completely gone, the blade is sharp. Sharpen only beveled edges (edges with a point)
Estimated Dimensions (Overall): 12.25 inches (L) x 1.5 inches (W) x 4.13 inches (H)
Estimated Weight: 134.85 g