There is a very wide range of tools for digging, from small hand trowels, rakes and hoes, to large spades and powered rotovators.
Digging helps break up the soil, to aerate it (get air into the soil) and it can help loosen weeds. The tools you choose need to be right for the job you want to do and also appropriate to your needs. Spades and forks are used for digging and turning over the soil while rakes and hoes are useful for soil cultivation, preparation and maintenance.
You can look at equipment and tools for digging in two ways.
The full list of products is divided into categories and shown below, or you can use the Equipment and tool finder to look at products which might be useful if you: are gardening after a stroke or with heart disease; garden sitting down or from a wheelchair; have sight loss; have with a weak grip; use one hand; can't bend easily.