How to Get Rid of Creeping Buttercups in Your Lawn

Creeping buttercups are considered one of the most difficult weeds to get rid of in your lawn. It can be very frustrating when you’re trying to maintain a nice green yard but all you see is yellow flowers and creeping buttercup plants that seem to take over. You might have tried using weed killer or …

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How to Till Your Garden Soil Without a Tiller

Electricity or gas-powered garden tillers are great at saving time and effort. However, it’s often not the best idea to use them in small gardens, tight spaces, or raised bed planters.  Some gardeners choose to skip tilling these tiny plots, and that might work if the soil is loose enough. Then again, there are some …

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Tilling Clay Soil: A How-To Guide

Soil isn’t as simple as it seems. It’s a combination rich with sand, organic matter, moisture, and minerals. Keeping these elements in check guarantees you healthy soil that you can cultivate. Working with clay soil isn’t very enjoyable, but it is possible. It’s not the easiest to cultivate, but using a tiller and some patience, …

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How to Amend Clay Soil Without Tilling

If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you might have realized the importance of using a tiller to break down overly compacted soil. But what happens if the machine isn’t ready for work, needs maintenance, or you don’t have access to a tiller at all?  How can you replicate the tiller’s impact if you don’t have one? …

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How to Fix a Tiller That Won’t Start

Getting your tiller started after it’s been sitting in the shed or garage for months on end can be a tough task. What starts with excitement and anticipation can easily end in disappointment. Instead of hearing your powerful tiller engine blare out, you might only get a weak murmur. Other times, you only get complete …

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How to Use a Tiller to Remove Grass

Are you planning on repurposing a section of your yard? Perhaps you’re looking to start a vegetable garden or a flower bed, or maybe you want to plant another type of grass or remove awkward and difficult weeds. You could also just leave the area empty to build an outdoor kids’ play area or a …

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Your Guide to the Different Types of Tillage

Managing your soil is essential if you want to reap the benefits of crop production and plant growth, which is why tilling is an integral part of any farmer and gardener’s life. However, tillage methods have gone through many changes throughout the years.  Farmers have implemented numerous tillage techniques, each depending on different factors. Each …

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Cultivator vs. Tiller – What’s the Difference?

Cultivators and tillers are both designed to break and prepare soil, which is why they’re often used interchangeably.  Sometimes, even gardening professionals with years of experience under their belts confuse the two! However, cultivators and tillers have two distinctly different purposes. To summarize, tillers break hard, toughened soil while cultivators turn and mix loosened soil …

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How to Till a Garden

If you want to grow a lush, bountiful home garden, there may be a few things that you’ll need to learn first. One of the most important gardening chores you’ll have to do is tilling. In this article, we’ll discuss how to till a garden, as well as what exactly tilling is, why you should …

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How to Use a Rear Tine Tiller: A Step by Step Guide

The sun is rising; birds are chirping. You look outside to your yard and think about the unkempt mess that could’ve been a lush, green, plant and vegetable garden.  Well, we’re here to tell you that your dream backyard can be right around the corner. One of the essential steps to revive your yard is …

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