It is important to till the soil before starting a garden, whether it is a brand-new plot or an established one. Your soil will be improved by tilling and preparing it for planting. By mixing amendments into the soil, weeds and pests are prevented.
What is the best time to till?
Timing is one of the most essential considerations when tilling a garden. In addition to making specific tasks easier by tilling, the soil should be treated as a living organism. To achieve that, the soil must be left undisturbed for weed control and often tilled In the Spring to Prepare the Garden.
Beginner’s Guide To Tilling a Garden
- A clean spark plug, fresh gas, and fresh oil are essential for proper tiller operation. Make sure the blades are sharpened once a year.
- Get rid of all visible roots of weeds in the garden patch by digging them up.
- Determine where you will till the soil.
- Begin tilling the area in one corner with your tiller.
- Place the tiller in a garden corner. Slowly move the machine along the garden’s length. Ensure that all of the soil in the garden has been tilled.
- Depending on the depth of the soil, you may need to make two passes over each row to break through the sod.
- Make sure the tines of the tiller are clean as needed while tilling to get rid of dirt clumps
How Should I Choose a Tiller?
Gardens under 1500 square feet can be tilled with a small tiller. A mini tiller can also be used in a smaller space, such as a raised bed or flower patch near the house.
Small tillers can be either manual or powered.
An engine with at least five horsepower is needed for gardens ranging from 1500 to 5000 square feet. There are models of medium-sized tillers with front tines and ones with rear tines. Front-tinned ones are lighter but have a hard time being managed, in my opinion.
If you have a large garden over 5000 square feet, you will need an engine with six or more horses.
It is beneficial to till your soil and can improve its texture. To get the most benefit from tilling, you need to know when to do it.