Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HGTVFAN Wonderfull Product
I have been dreaming of having this type of cultivator for as long as I have had my garden. I never thought this dream would come true.
The shipping came to me in 1 day via Fedex. Really fast.
As soon as it came I took everything out of the box. Then I put the Lithium Ion battery on charge. Both were included. Then I put on the handle. Easy. I had trouble with pulling the hitch pins that hold the 2 cultivator tines and needed help taking them off the protective cardboard shield and putting them back on with the tines.
Then we went out to the garden for a test run. They plowed through the dirt so well. It will make my season of planting and weeding so much easier.
April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MikeB Great for small gardens
I assembled this cultivator quickly and easily, without the use of directions. I charged the lith ion battery (about 45 minutes) and put it to work on a small garden plot in my yard that was overrun with weeds. The cultivator worked well and was comfortable to handle. It removed the weeds and broke up the soil down to about 6 inches. After running it over the plot several times, it left the dirt finely broken up and ready for planting. Running at full speed, the battery lasted about 15 minutes, which was all I needed. The cultivator worked well for this fairly small application, but I wouldnât recommend it for larger gardens or where the soil is severely compacted.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BrianH Ryobi has been reading my mind
I have been looking for a small cultivator to use in my yard, to till up small areas and bare spots for planting and renovating grass. This is exactly what I needed; it is very comfortable tilling to a depth of 2-4 inches, which is perfect for grass, and it works well in small areas.
I used this to prepare an area about 6 x 20 feet for grass seed, breaking it up and loosening it, then working in organic matter. It did the job well, but I'm glad I had a spare battery. You sometimes just need to let it work at its own speed, you can't force it too much. I wouldn't try to do heavy breaking up of very hard soil with this.
It also did a very good job of de-thatching an over-grown area of Centipede grass; I could just work the heads in and let it wiggle around and work out the thatch.
I am very happy with this device, and it uses the same battery as my drill and string trimmer. :-)
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Snowbabe Prevents backache!! Perfect Cultivator to get between plants!!
This Ryobi one+ cultivator is perfect for working in small gardens. It has a oscillating head strong enough to break up tough dirt and weeds. I have back issues and getting down to pull weeds can be difficult. The long cordless handle makes it easy to break up dirt and up root weeds. I use the cultivator in a variety of different sizes of areas. I have 6" or less between plants in my garden, where weeds grow and need to be cultivated to help the surrounding plants. I can also easily do larger areas. It works the soil to a 4" depth. The 18 volt battery makes it easy to use anywhere in the garden. I was able to work in the garden for over 2 hours before I needed to recharge. Makes working in the garden quick and easy!
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rosieg does the job!
We don't have an enormous back yard but getting rid of crabgrass and other weeds made it seem huge!
An organic crabgrass killer helped a lot, but digging out the weeds was time-consuming and back-breaking. Then we ordered the Ryobi cultivator which allowed my husband to stand upright, using a tool that has just enough "muscle" to speed up the process. I'm looking forward to using it next spring to lightly till the compost into the soil for the garden. As for the battery, my husband let it re-charge while he cleared up the areas of soil already worked. We've only owned this for a couple months, so we can't address durability-but with appropriate use and care, it should last.
October 17, 2014