Digging & Cultivating Tools


Earthquake® Versa Tiller Cultivator: Product Review


Don’t be fooled by the small package – this is a powerful tiller cultivator that can be operated safely and easily by most gardeners. It’s highly adjustable, with options to use 2 or 4 tines at widths of 11, 16 and 21 inches, and depths up to 11 inches. It’s reliable, starts easily and is highly maneuverable. Anyone who has a new yard or garden with soil that needs to be broken up can save Continue Reading


Garden Weasel Rotary Cultivator: Product Review


The Garden Weasel is used to loosen topsoil, prepare beds by mixing soil or added organic matter, and prepare bare areas of lawn for seeding. The width can be easily adjusted by removing one or two of the three tines, making it flexible enough to use in many different situations. It’s lightweight, rust-resistant and simple to use – just place the head on the ground and roll it back and forth. Continue Reading


Mini Root Assassin Shovel: Product Review


Like the full-sized version, the Mini Root Assassin Shovel will cut through almost anything you hit while digging. It’s lightweight yet strong, comfortable to use and gets into tight spaces where a regular shovel just can’t go. Children and smaller individuals will love the size – if you’re closer to 5’ than to 6’ tall this will quickly become your go-to shovel of choice. Continue Reading


Radius Root Slayer Edger: Product Review


This sturdy, ergonomic edger has a unique blade design that allows it to easily cut through roots when edging. A wide step lets you quickly plunge the edger deep into the soil and the O-handle grip lets you rock the edger from side to side to saw through roots. Built to last, with a lifetime warranty, this is one tool every gardener who likes neatly-edged beds will want. Continue Reading


Radius Root Slayer Shovel: Product Review


If you’ve ever struggled to dig in soil with roots everywhere, you’ll appreciate this innovative shovel that slices through roots while easily digging any hole you need. With a polypropylene-coated steel shaft, ergonomic O-handle grip, and double-pointed, powder coated, carbon steel blade, this shovel can handle almost anything. A lifetime warranty and reasonable price add to the appeal. Continue Reading


Sun Joe Lithium-Ion 40-volt 12-inch Cordless Tiller + Cultivator: Product Review


Don't be fooled by its toy-like looks - the Sun Joe tiller + cultivator is a real workhorse! Lightweight, maneuverable, and compact, it's ideal for anyone with a smaller garden or limited storage space (the fold-down handles are a plus!). It's extremely quiet (making it great for those living with neighbors nearby or with strict noise pollution standards), incredibly easy to use, and the sharp blades and power easily turn hard soil into something your Continue Reading


Garden Weasel Multi-Use Transplanter: Product Review


This cross between a trowel and hori-hori would be good for someone who gardens a lot, has a small space to work with, and has good hand and knee functionality. With four blades instead of two (including two serrated and two sharp edges), it does a good job with multiple gardening tasks, from weeding to planting to cutting. It’s good value for the price, comfortable to hold, and relatively lightweight. Continue Reading


A.M. Leonard Classic Soil Knife: Product Review


The Classic Soil Knife from A.M. Leonard is a quality tool with some nice improvements over the traditional hori hori. The contoured handle is easy to grip and keeps your hand firmly in place while using the knife. Plus, the bright orange color makes it easily visible. However, I’d upgrade to the Deluxe Soil Knife to take advantage of the better serrated edge and depth markings (they come in handy for planting small bulbs and Continue Reading