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tools for loosening the earth [3]click to hear

tools for loosening the earth [3] hoe pick rake hook

hoe click to hear

Tool with a thick sturdy blade attached directly to the handle; it is used especially for loosening and weeding dense soil.

pick click to hear

Tool whose head is pointed on one end and has a cutting edge on the other; it is used to break up hard or rocky soil.

rake click to hear

Tool with tines perpendicular to the handle, for leveling the soil, removing pebbles and gathering debris.

hook click to hear

Tool with curved tines, used to handle fertilizer and compost, pull up root vegetables and loosen or weed the soil.