Electric Cultivator Buyer's Guide

Electric Cultivator Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Electric Cultivator

By  | Tiller Product Expert

The easiest way to enhance your gardening capabilities is to get a cultivator.

For jobs such as aerating, weeding, and cultivating between rows, nothing will help you get the job done faster than an electric cultivator.

What once took hours with a shovel can now be accomplished in a matter of minutes.

With most cultivators, you'll have a wide range of attachments that you can use to make improving your garden soil even easier. However, there's one big question for you to consider when you're shopping for an electric cultivator:

Do you want to go corded or cordless?


Corded Electric CultivatorCorded Cultivators

All you need to get a corded electric cultivator going is a household power outlet and an extension cord. Using a corded cultivator is as simple as performing a quick maintenance check, plugging it in, and pushing it along your garden rows.

You won't be able to break ground for planting a new garden, but you will be able to aerate and weed your garden as long as you're able to stand. 

A handy feature of corded cultivators is theirs adjustable tilling width. With several inches of variation, you can quickly and easily take on different-sized jobs with one convenient tool.

If you plan on spending more than 45 minutes at a time working on the quality of your garden soil, a corded model is the right choice for you.

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Cordless Electric CultivatorCordless Cultivators

Cordless cultivators were designed to be easy-to-use tools that allow gardeners to work without being tethered to a power source. All you need to do is charge a battery and throw it into the cultivator, and you can take on gardening tasks for about 45 minutes.

Cordless units have benefits that any small-scale gardener can enjoy:

  • Quiet operation
  • Low maintenance
  • Portability 

For the best performance, look for a model that uses a lithium-ion battery. These maintain consistent power throughout the entire charge.

If you'll need to operate the cultivator more than 100 feet from an electrical source, a cordless, battery-powered model is an excellent choice


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Electric Cultivator AttachmentsAttachments

Cultivating your garden is smart, but why settle for just mixing your soil when there's so much more an electric cultivator can do? 

Attachments can turn your electric cultivator into a multi-purpose tool for all sorts of lawn and garden tasks:

  • Dethatching your lawn
  • Aerating your soil
  • Edging your garden plot
  • Digging furrows in your garden bed

To take advantage of all your electric cultivator's potential, make sure that the machine you choose can be paired with multiple attachments and accessories.


Choosing the Perfect Electric Cultivator

Both corded and cordless cultivators are lightweight, energy-conscious pieces of garden equipment that can turn your soil from brittle to beautiful.

For more advice on choosing the right electric cultivator, take a look at our list of the best electric cultivators to see popular, expert-recommended products!


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