Simple hand tools are often best for small gardens or flower beds. A shovel, or spade, can be used to turn over soil, dig weeds, and make planting holes. A spading fork, or rake, can be used to transport plants and separate weeds from garden plants.
A garden hoe is a versatile tool that has been used for centuries. Common uses of the hoe include weed control, moving soil, digging furrows and trenches, and chopping roots and weeds.
A young blond woman wearing a long black maxi dress is photographed in an urban area. The woman holds a bouquet of bright yellow flowers, which contrast with the concrete wall and weeds pictured in the photograph.