Often confused with garden tillers, garden cultivators serve a very different purpose and therefore having both of these tools in your garden arsenal is key to achieving the best results for your garden.To clarify, a cultivator helps to separate and mix already loosened soil making it a quick and effective way to stir in compost or fertilizer. Although not suitable for breaking up firm ground they can make loose soil even finer allowing your garden to look even tidier and more manageable. Another key use of cultivators is to make management of weeds in your beds, especially around growing plants or crops, much easier.