For raised beds and containers, a simple hand cultivator is a very useful tool. It helps to break up and loosen the soil, drag the soil and smooth out the surface, and open the soil to receive transplants. The Wyndham Classic Cultivator has a comfortable ash wood handle and a weather resistant metal, three tine curved fork. This is a great tool for marking out rows at planting time, for covering planted seeds, and for breaking up clumps of fresh soil. Plus it has a convenient leather hanging strap for when it has to go back in the tool shed.