A cultivator’s main function is to break up the soil in order to:
This three-pronged attack (ahem) is effected by pushing the Claw into the ground and pulling towards you, which will dislodge clumps of dirt with can be Clawed over to further break them up. Once you’ve broken up all those little dirt clods you can use the Cultivator as a Levelling Rake to flatten the area. Start by raking from one side, then rake from the top, then from the diagonals. If you did it right you should have these cute little parallel hills, like the ones you can’t see here.
You can also use a Cultivator as a really bad Leaf Rake—but limit it to large leaves and whole religious pamphlets.
When you’re not willing to fork out the AU$30 or so for a tennis ball thrower, a Cultivator can also be employed as a picker-upper of your dog’s toys.
Or you can just whack your dog with it.
But you really shouldn’t.
P.S. The Cultivator shown here is the least expensive you can get in Australia. It is made by Saxon Tools, has a metal head and a wooden handle, and costs $7. Kinda short, though—even at my standards.