Garden Fork

A garden fork, spading fork, digging fork or graip is a gardening implement, with a handle and several (usually four) short, sturdy tines. It is used for loosening, lifting and turning over soil in gardening and farming. It is used similarly to a spade, but in many circumstances it is more appropriate than a spade: the tines allow the implement to be pushed more easily into the ground, it can rake out stones and weeds and break up clods, it is not so easily stopped by stones, and it does not cut through weed roots or root-crops. Garden forks were originally made of wood, but the majority are now made of carbon steel or stainless steel.garden fork 1Garden Forks Garden forks have long been a gardeners hardest working tool. With their sharp tines, garden forks are easily (if you have soil like ours) pushed into the soil to loosen, aerate, mix in soil amendments and harvest crops. As most gardeners know, having a sturdy garden fork will greatly reduce the effort needed to work the soil.  garden fork 2A smaller version of such forks with shorter, closer-spaced, thinner tines (but a full-sized handle) is known as a border fork or ladies’ fork, and is used for lighter work such as weeding amongst other plants. Forks with broader, flatter tines are made for lifting potatoes and other root crops from the ground. A pair of forks back-to-back is often used to lever apart dense clumps of roots.garden fork 3Garden forks have long been a gardeners hardest working tool. With their sharp tines, garden forks are easily (if you have soil like ours) pushed into the soil to loosen, aerate, mix in soil amendments and harvest crops. As most gardeners know, having a sturdy garden fork will greatly reduce the effort needed to work the soil.garden fork 4Garden forks have long been a gardeners hardest working tool. With their sharp tines, garden forks are easily (if you have soil like ours) pushed into the soil to loosen, aerate, mix in soil amendments and harvest crops. As most gardeners know, having a sturdy garden fork will greatly reduce the effort needed to work the soil.  garden fork 5Description Thick tines make this an ideal spading fork in loose soil or great as a pitchfork for quick cleanup of loose branches, leaves, mulch and manure. Scoop various materials such as compost, mulch and hayHigh-strength fiberglass laminated shaftBig comfortable D-handleHeavy duty collar for extra strength33-1/4 in. long handlegarden fork 6Thick tines make this an ideal spading fork in loose soil or great as a pitchfork for quick cleanup of loose branches, leaves, mulch and manure. Scoop various materials such as compost, mulch and hayHigh-strength fiberglass laminated shaftBig comfortable D-handleHeavy duty collar for extra strength33-1/4 in. long handlegarden fork 7About Forks Beyond bailing hay, pitchforks have many outdoor uses. Garden forks, for example, are helpful in turning compost and depending on your preference you can find them with anywhere from three to even ten or more tines.Spading forks and digging forks are useful in aerating and turning soil. The sharp points, often made of forged steel, can easily break into hard soil as well. Ace carries everything from manure forks to help out on the farm to composting forks to help out with your garden. For more information on lawn and garden tools, visit our Tips & Advice section where you’ll even find a guide to composting, including a compost recipe.garden fork 8Beyond bailing hay, pitchforks have many outdoor uses. Garden forks, for example, are helpful in turning compost and depending on your preference you can find them with anywhere from three to even ten or more tines.Spading forks and digging forks are useful in aerating and turning soil. The sharp points, often made of forged steel, can easily break into hard soil as well. Ace carries everything from manure forks to help out on the farm to composting forks to help out with your garden. For more information on lawn and garden tools, visit our Tips & Advice section where you’ll even find a guide to composting, including a compost recipe.garden fork 9Garden forks are slightly different from pitchforks, which are used for moving loose materials such as piled hay, compost, or manure. Garden forks have comparatively a fairly short, usually wooden handle, with a “D” or “T” end. Their tines are usually shorter, flatter, thicker, and more closely spaced.

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