Gardening with Cultivators

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Cultivators will make it easier to pull up weeds. Learn about gardening with cultivators from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for On Gardening. One of the most important tools that you can have is some type of a cultivator. This is a little hand cultivator. You see it has the three prongs. It's great if you're working in around the bed. Let's say you have some weeds or something, you want to kind of get them out of there. If you start to pull them out by hand, you will often find your back and your neck and your shoulders and other parts of your body will have a lot of problems. But, if you have a cultivator like this, you can simply use it, use your torque, and kind of pull those weeds and other things out. Loosen the garden soil up so you can get your plants in easily. If you're having, let?s say, a tomato bed or you're putting in cucumbers or something of that nature, you really want to be able work around it. Remember that most plants need good oxygenation in the soil and this will help. Also, you want to make sure that you have good water movement through the soil, too. Sometimes, cultivating the soil with a cultivator will help make your gardening easier, keep down those weeds, and you know the weeds will always come quicker and faster than the rest of your plants. Using a cultivator is a grand idea in your tool set. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.