A Broad Fork is the way to open up your compacted or caliche soils so you can landscape or plant a garden here in the desert. We got rid of both our front and back lawns using this tool, our soil is rich now (earthworms are doing the work now) so we don't need it anymore. I hope some one else can use it. I'd just like to get a little something for it, $75 but am open to offers!
Here is the description from the website where we bought it.
Made in the USA this Broad is from Valley Oak Tools and retails for $250.
The broadfork is a gardening tool that is widely used in Europe and is growing in popularity in the USA. Broadforks are excellent for breaking open compacted soils deeper than with a rototiller or a spade. This tool will deeply aerate your soil, increase water percolation, and preserve soil structure. In comparison, a rototiller pulverizes soil into a fine dust that compacts and hardens after the first rains. The 12" tines are 2" longer than the main competitor's broadforks. It is best to broadcast compost and soil amendments prior to broadforking, as the amendments will trickle down into the cracks. This is especially useful for rock phosphate, since phosphorus is leached very slowly.
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The Broad Fork as found a new home. Thank you!