Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Garden cultivator for Your Garden
• Garden/ patio size: The larger your garden, the bigger cultivator you will need and the harder soil, the heavier cultivator you will need.
• Price/budget: If you don’t have money, don’t buy cheap cultivators. They will last very short term, and there will be no point of it. You will struggle more that cultivating with a shovel. If all you can buy is a mini-cultivator, maybe ask your friends if they have cultivator and spend that money somewhere else.
• Brand: Well-known brands are best as in every category. More important is the brand of engine – Briggs & Stratton makes one of the best engines in the world.
• Guarantee: Always check if a cultivator have a warranty, and, if yes, what is included in the warranty
How to choose a cultivator for the garden?
Cultivators are equipped with a long handle, the operator can not be bent during work (though there are short). They are used when you want the beds to weed the ground, so as not to break the flowers, as even light cultivators can not always gently loosen the territory of such tender plants.
The best thing about cultivators is that you can work with it and keep your back straight. So gardeners with back pain, buy a cultivator and say bye to back pain when cultivating. Mostly cultivators are equipped with a long handle. Cultivators are good for cultivating soil near flowers and not breaking them and their roots. Hand cultivators models are divided into cultivators and rotary cultivators.
Row crop cultivators are good because they are very powerful. There is no soil which this kind of cultivators can’t handle. Star cultivators are not that popular because the ground needs to be loose when using it.
In this day, most popular are mechanical cultivators. They can be divided into three types.
Small (lightweight) , medium (more heavier) and big ones (really heavy and big).
Lightweight cultivators are mainly used by those who need to cultivate the soil in greenhouses or flower beds. Soil needs to be light. If your main reason you bought it to make a new garden in before not used ground, you will be disappointed. The good thing about this type of cultivators is that they are very lightweight. You can carry it whenever you want, and it’s easy to maneuver with it. And as we know that most gardeners are a woman’s, weight are a very important thing. Mostly they are able to cultivate the soil in a depth of 25 cm (10 inches) and a width of 35cm (13,7 inches).
So, if you want to cultivate existing garden, choose lightweight cultivators. And if you are a woman and don’t want to carry around heavy cultivator, choose this. They weight only 7-14 kg (15-30lb) .
They are very simple and does not have many functions, but they are perfect for small jobs. There are two types – electric and petrol powered lightweight cultivators. They have low-power two-stroke engine at most of the times. I prefer petrol because I hate wires.