Tilling your lawn is one of the best things you can do for it. You will be able to create new space for you lawn as well as make your existing lawn look better and even weed a lot better. If you have a small yard, you should use a rototiller. However, if you have a large yard or you are trying to maintain a lawn with a lot of height, then you should consider an older model that uses water or oil to help it grow.
First of all you need to gather some supplies before you start tilling. First of all you will need a rototiller, a shovel, some wire and some weed whacker. The first thing you will want to do is pick out a spot on your lawn that is flat. Something like a gravel or grass verge is best.
Now that you have your desired location picked out, it is time to dig out the area you will be tilling. You will want to keep in mind that while you are digging, you should not put your foot down too much. This can cause problems down the road. After you have located and dug your way to the soil layer, you should cover the ground with dirt. Keep in mind that you should always make sure that the soil is completely covered. You should also choose a thin soil layer because the reason you want to till your lawn is to break up the compacted soil and increase the water holding capacity of the soil.
Now that the ground is completely covered, you should turn on the rototiller. When the blade touches the soil, it will pull the soil out of the ground and shred it up. You should make sure that the blades of the tiller are sharp. If you have purchased the wrong model, you should sharpen it before using it. Using a tiller that is too dull can damage your lawn.
You should also make sure that the blades are in good working order. If they are not properly maintained they can break down fairly quickly. This will affect the efficiency with which they cut your lawn. The blades need to be replaced periodically as well. If you have not purchased a new one, it is recommended that you put the blades on a sharpening stone and then use a lawn mower to make sure that they remain sharp.
Next, you should turn on the sprinkler system if it is not already turned on. This will help to water the grass and keep it hydrated. If the lawn has not been watered recently, it is important that you water it daily even if you only do it weekly. If you have grass that is growing too thick, it can become a problem. If you should not be doing this manually, you should consider using a tiller that is designed to loosen and aerate the soil.
Last, you should make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If your tires are under-inflated, they will drag the grass, which can cause it to go off. If it goes off, it can become very difficult to mow the lawn, which can be extremely frustrating. If you have an area that is relatively small to mow, you should consider using a gas tiller or a hand crank electric tiller. These are designed to handle small areas that you might not be able to reach with a mower.
Many people find that using a rotary tool or a cultivator is a great alternative to a tiller when they want to get rid of tall grass or sod. These devices will help to thicken up the ground and can speed up the process of mowing your lawn. However, you should make sure that you never use a rotary tool if you have a large field or open space. Instead, use this on smaller areas of lawn that you need to thin out.