Garden Tillers - Brief Information and Tips
Garden tillers are fantastic machines that help you till the soil and loosen any kind of compact soil without using a spade or fork.
Using one will save you hours of time spent trying to get the soil prepared and adding fertilizers, time which could rather be used to plant new plants and tend your existing ones.
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Buying the right garden tiller is of utmost importance and depends largely on the size of the area you need to till. Farmers with large areas that need to be tilled will almost always use a tractor with a plough on the back, but for a domestic garden, a till is just the right kind of equipment.
Small tills will allow you to till small areas of ground and also be able to get into the small nooks and crannies that you would otherwise have to do with a spade. The smaller tills give you more maneuverability when it comes to turning around or getting into the corners of the garden created by walls or fencing.
A large till is perfect for areas that are flat without a lot of curves or corners, as it tills a larger area at a time. The larger tills are slightly more difficult to turn around and will probably not be able to till right up to walls or fences.
Both large and small tillers come with handles that can be folded down so you can store them in an easily accessible place without taking up much space. It is advisable to buy a garden tiller that has a good or well known brand make so that you will only have to buy one in every 10 years or so, depending of course on how often you use it.
Most garden tillers are diesel powered, which helps to till the soil easily and with minimum effort required to push the till. There are many different kinds of attachments that usually come with the tiller, but be sure that you understand which attachment should be used for what purpose.
There are self propelled garden tillers that don't require any one to push but instead move forward using gears and brakes. These tillers are more expensive but they reduce the time it takes to prepare the garden by almost half. The most effort required from you is to walk behind it and guide it in the right direction and applying brakes to stop.
If you are going to fertilize the soil to plant vegetables and fruit trees, then you should probably apply a layer of your chosen fertilizer over the area before using the tiller. The tiller will then mix the original soil with the fertilizer while you are tilling, and this will reduce the time it takes to fertilize the soil as well.
Using garden tillers is relatively easy depending on the make and model, but has huge benefits in the form of saving time, saving money, as well as being a relatively effortless process with the best results.
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