A garden hoe is the traditional tool used by gardeners to loosen soil and dislodge weeds in gardens and plant beds. Several types of hoes are available to accommodate a variety of soil conditions and different types of gardening work.
The 6-inch blades of traditional garden hoes make them easier to pull through soil. Diamond scuffle hoes push and pull through soil for cutting weeds growing beneath the soil. Collinear hoes have sharp, narrow blades ideal for maintaining straight rows in rocky soil, while Dutch hoes push through soil and are best for cutting through newly emerging or tough weeds.