Cultivators are available in various sizes and you need to purchase an appropriate model based on the size of your garden area. While some cultivators are powered by electricity, others use gas as fuel. You can use portable electric cultivator or cordless hand cultivator for small yards. Field cultivators and heavy-duty cultivators are used for farms and large yards.
Cultivators help to prepare the soil for sowing the seeds. The prongs or metal tines of the cultivator propels into the soil and loosens a few inches in order to improve aeration as well as water absorption. This is important for the proper growth of the plants as loose soil allows the nutrients to penetrate down and the roots of the plant absorb them easily. Cultivators are also used to remove the weeds without destroying the main plant. You can use this tool to mix compost or fertilizer in the top layers of the soil.
Ensure that the ground is moist, neither too wet nor too dry. Dig the cultivator tines into the working area and draw the tool towards you. The head of the tool should be submerged into the soil. Do not strain you back during the process. Use only the muscles of your arm. You may have to break the hardened soil to use the tool. Spread the soil amendments that you want to mix and rake the soil using the tool lengthwise, diagonally as well as cross-wise. Then smoothen the surface and prepare the area to sow seeds or transplant saplings.
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