Spend some time regularly in your garden from March onwards and you will be rewarded the whole year. The range of attachments and handles from the multi-star® system make soil tillage very easy.

What type of soil does your garden have?

Medium-heavy loamy soil

Lucky you! This is made up of a good mix of clay and sand, allows roots to obtain a good hold and quickly takes in air and water. Above all: It is easy to work.

Light sandy soil

Good for you! It is fine-grained, light and lets water through.
You can "work" it without too much effort. Work in some humus and water it regularly, then it will make you very happy.

Heavy clayey soil

Difficult! This tends to form a hard crust if it dries out. Water penetrates it only slowly, roots and gardeners alike have to fight hard to get through. Work in some sand and loosen the soil up well, that improves its quality enormously.

Working the soil in 6 steps

1. Breaking up
After the winter the soil is grateful when you break up the top crust. Air and water can then penetrate well once again.

multi-star® Cultivator-weeder (iE-M)
You can easily loosen up and aerate the compacted earth with the three sharp, hardened blades - by pulling instead of hoeing. Simply turn it over for weeding.

multi-star® Grubber (BA-M)
Use the grubber to break up stony soil as well by hand in a way that is gentle to the roots.

2. Tilling
Only finely tilled earth provides optimal conditions. The loose layer retains moisture in the soil and allows the fine roots of seedlings and young plants to gain a hold.

multi-star® Bow rake (DO-M 40)
The bow rake can be used for both functions when tilling: first loosen it up with the steel tines, then turn it over and smooth down the soil with the bow.

multi-star® Garden tiller (DA-S)
Easily loosen, break up and weed light and heavy soils - this allows you to do it without any effort. This saves time on large areas.

3. Sowing & planting
Sowing and planting is the creative part of work in the garden. Always ensure that the spacing is correct so that your plants can grow optimally.

multi-star® Sowing roller (EA-M)
Sow seeds of various sizes in a convenient and time-saving way – no seed is wasted with this sowing roller.

multi-star® Shovel (LU-SM)
Whether a hand tool or one with a shaft: You can easily plant in heavy soil as well with this shovel.

4. Loosening up
The soil requires regular loosening up until the harvest so that it can breathe and the young seedings are supplied with nutrients.

multi-star® Aerator (Bi-M)
You can effortlessly loosen up and aerate even the narrowest rows in the beds with the narrow aerator.

multi-star® Double hoe (iM-M)
A tool for three tasks: loosening up, ridging and making furrows.


5. Fertilizing
Growth needs energy. When you apply fertilizer you give back to the soil the strength that it needs to supply the plants.

OUR PRACTICAL TIP FOR YOU: Use well-rotted compost
Of course you can use any commercially available fertilizer. But just use your own compost. It may take longer to show an effect, but it then supplies the required nutrients for your soil on a long-term basis.

6. Weeding
Weeding is the ideal way to get rid of stress. You can do this even more effectively with the multi-star® tools.
multi-star® Draw hoe (HU-M 10)
You can effortlessly clean closely grown beds of weeds with the narrow draw hoe. Thanks to the extra sharp replaceable blade you can remove everything that should not be there.

multi-star® Scuffle hoe (GS-M 16)
The ideal weed eliminator for light soils.

Testing the pH value

This can be done very simply with a test kit from a garden centre: Roses, for example, like a pH value of 5.5 to 7.0. Rhododendrons really flourish between 4.2 and 5.5.