If you don’t have a green thumb, it can be worth hiring a gardener to save you time and restore your front or backyard. Gardeners will bring their own equipment to carry out the job you require. Plus they’ll often give you tips about ongoing solutions so you can keep your garden green and healthy. The basic principle of cultivating the soil in your garden is simply to break up and loosen the soil in the garden. But do you really know why? and how? and when? Cultivating is actually a combination of two things, removing weeds from the garden and loosening the soil to improve the retention and penetration of air, water and nutrients. Both are accomplished at the same time.