If you discover your soil is just very hard to penetrate with the shovel, you will need to invest in the forks in the garden. The tools are the best way of loosening the soil to get ready for digging. They are good for working the organic material, compost or fertilizer in the garden beds. They are amazing to get root vegetables on the surface to get harvested. They are good for turning the compost pile. No matter whether wide or thin-tined, sharp-pointed and triangular-pointed, the tools are an important thing for anybody with the serious plant garden.
Tines & Head
Both are the important parts of the garden fork. When possible, you must select the fork with the forged steel tines & head. Generally, the material will not bend and break in average usage. This means you may use the fork for long if you do not overwork it. Besides, cheap forks made from aluminum alloy will be good for the light-duty work. But, they aren’t recommended for gardening work as they will bend very easily.
You must choose the fork with the long handle that will reduce an amount of effort when working. Generally, its better buying a fork with the standard, 30inches long handle. When it comes to material, best options will be handles made from hardwood, steel, and fiberglass. Suppose you select steel or wood handle, your fork will become a bit heavy. Also, steel will rust and fiberglass handles will be lightweight, but can break down easily.
When choosing steel-handled forks, some will be bolted or riveted together; some come as a single piece of the forged steel. With such kind of fork, you need to consider weight and how you are planning to use the fork.