A good quality garden hoe should have a socket construction in which a one-piece blade, shank and socket are driven onto the handle, providing greater strength. The forged shaft should be set at right angle to facilitate the user to stand upright while using it. Head should be made of high carbon steel, which provides a lasting sharpness.
Hoes are perfect tools for weeding rocking hills. This tool is basically beneficial for hacking off the annual weeds (as perennial weeds are to be dug out). Garden hoes are also used for breaking the rocks that are made by accumulation of soil. The correct method of holding a garden hoe while in use is to firmly grip the top-handle with one hand, and also to grip its middle portion with other hand.