When you have dug over the soil, a cultivating tool is useful for breaking up and aerating the soil, and hoes are good for weeding and levelling. The Dutch hoe is most useful for use among flowering plants and vegetables. The advantage of the Dutch hoe is that one walks backwards as one hoes, so the cultivated ground is not walked on. The draw hoe is excellent for working heavy ground and is particularly useful in your vegetable patch. This hoe is useful for making neat holes for sowing seeds, and earthing up potatoes among its many uses. The rake is a very essential tool, the leaf rake is useful in raking up the leaves and for gently raking soil over newly planted seeds and turf; The toothed garden rake is used to clear up stones, and other debris and a lawn edger will clearly separate a lawn from a concrete path, a walkway or other pathed surface.