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Horticutural Tools-Se Reddy

Horticutural Tools-Se Reddy

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Tools REQUIRED FOR CARRYING Horticultural operations
Tools REQUIRED FOR CARRYING Horticultural operations

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Published by: Dr.Eswara Reddy Siddareddy on Jul 16, 2013
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HORICULTURAL TOOLS ANDIMPLEMENTS
 
 
AERATOR:
Designed to aerate soil. Lawn aerationincreases the uptake of oxygen, water and nutrients bygrass roots whilst encouraging the development of roots at greater depths. The process improves soildrainage and reduces the loss of fertilisers due to runoff. Aerators penetrate the earth with either solidspikes (spike aerators) or hollow spikes (coreaerators). Core aerators are typically more effective inhelping to reduce compaction by removing small plugs of soil. Aerators often come in the form of arectangular frame with 2-5 hollow tines which aredriven into the ground by foot. There are also spikedaerating shoes and drum aerators which are rolledover the lawn.
 
CULTIVATORS
Used to break up compacted soil, spread fertilisers and remove shallowweed roots in tight areas without disturbing the roots of surrounding plants. Theyalso loosen soil and spread compost when preparing to plant flowers and shrubs.Hand cultivators can either have a long or short handle for gardening whilststanding or kneeling.HAND CULTIVATOR:
 

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