When you are planning a garden in your back yard, one of the first questions you may ask is, “Can you use a tiller?” The truth of the matter is you can use a tiller on most all types of soil. The type of soil you have and the size of the area where you want to plant will determine what you can and cannot use a tiller for. Before making your decision, you should make sure to read on to find out the different types of tiller equipment that are available.
How much soil can you use with a tiller? The amount of soil that can be used depends on the size of the tiller. When using a rototiller on hard packed soil, loosening up the soil with the rotating blades will help tilling of small stones. Also, can you lay sand on rocky soil without the use of a tiller? Well you can but you will have to remove the top layer of soil to do this. If it were only the sand, you would be able to get by with just chipping away.
Can you use a tiller on wet soil? You can but you will have to check to see if the water is going to run off into another part of the property or if the driveway or side walks will get water logged. This will cause your grass to become dry and brittle. Some other types of soil require the use of water before it becomes usable; clay and sandy soils do this because they are so heavy.
How much can you use a tiller? Landscapers and gardeners know that it takes longer to till a flat piece of land compared to a rectangle. If you have steep slopes or hills, it will take you more time than if you had flat land. The size of your property also determines how much you can tiller. If you have a large piece of property, you can rent a tiller and use as much as you want.
Is using a tiller for soil inconvenient? On flat property, it may be more convenient but on steep slopes, you need to walk several miles to reach the other side. On hillsides, there are often steps or access areas where you need to go down in order to gain access to the other side. There are some people who live in very rural areas and find that using a plow makes life a lot easier. You will only need to roll the tiller over once to get the soil moving.
If you live in an area that has clay soil, you will need a special type of machine to use on it. There are electric or manual tiller types available. You will be able to determine which one is best for your needs. An automatic tiller may be able to get the job done faster, but an automatic tiller is also much heavier and may require two people to push it around.
Can you use a tiller on soft grounds? This depends on what type of ground you have. Soft grounds can be easily tilled using an automatic machine. On rocky or steep grounds, you may be able to make a path with a manual tiller. Remember that if you use a heavy-duty tiller on soft grounds, the cost will rise because of the amount of power that is required. However, it is possible to make surfaces like gravel with a light-weight tiller.
Are there other questions you have about using a tiller? If you have not had much experience using a tiller, you might want to read articles about them and look on the Internet. You will be able to find out what type of soil you have and how it is tilled. There are also a variety of machines that are available on the market. Some of them will be better than others for different types of soils. It will be important to know all of this information before deciding on which type of machine you will want to use when you need to use a tiller on rocks.