Cultivator for the garden: what are its advantages and how to choose the best one?
This year, unfortunately, spring is not spoiling us. Due to inclement weather, all work related to sowing, transplanting, garden cleanup, etc. have been heavily delayed. Planting out new plants in particular can be problematic due to large day/night temperature fluctuations. So how to properly prepare for the season, which is fast approaching?
Fortunately, the right horticultural equipment like a cultivation machine used to prepare the soil for sowing or planting crops can help with this. Cultivator works at a shallow depth (15 - 30 cm) and disturbs its structure, allowing a better flow of air, water and nutrients, thus intensively promoting plant growth.
Digging through a garden by hand with a shovel and hoe can be physically strenuous and time-consuming. Depending on the size and hardness of the soil, it can take several hours, sometimes several days. Using cultivator, you can save valuable time and improve the quality of the soil, which will be ideal for sowing seeds or planting crops, and the fertilizer will be evenly distributed. It is very important for plants to grow evenly and more abundantly. Even distribution of fertilizer also prevents accumulation in one place, which can lead to root burns.
Choosing the right cultivator for the garden depends on the size of the area and the type of soil you will cultivate, as well as the required digging depth. If you are gardening more for pleasure and only have a few smaller beds in your garden, you can probably work with a small electric cultivator. You'll be surprised to learn that preparing the ground for planting and sowing, which you would normally do all afternoon, with a cultivator can be reduced to a few minutes and produce surprising results. The advantage of the electric cultivator is that it is lightweight, making it easy to handle, but note that it is not suitable for heavy soil and is designed for regular cultivation of flower beds.
Unfortunately, the disadvantage of an electric cultivator is access to electricity, so for small areas, you can also consider a battery cultivator.
A big plus of electric and battery cultivators is that they do not emit any fumes into the air, so you can also work with them in the greenhouse.
Cultivators motorized as a rule are much more powerful than electric, for small areas in the garden, a two-stroke model with a working field width of about. 30 cm. It's ideal if you don't have access to electricity, but this type of equipment can't be used in a greenhouse due to toxic fumes.
For passionate gardeners who are really serious about cultivation and have sizable beds, a large, multi-functional cultivator will be the right choice. The powerful engine allows you to work on really demanding terrain, and the additional accessories that are often attached will also allow you to work on weed removal, mowing or snow removal. The most technologically advanced cultivators can be converted in minutes with wheels and a cart to a single-axle tractor, which allows, among other things, to transport wood for the winter.