Well beside the Mantis tiller, my next favorite garden tool for pesty weeds is the saddle hoe.
I remember using this tool when I was a kid to weed a rather large sand box that my brothers played in. I had forgotten about it until I saw it in the store last year. I plan on getting a few more this year for my co-gardeners (you know who you are) ha.
What garden tools do you use and would you recommend as a garden essential??