Gardeners love tillers because they help to start new beds, cultivate weeds, and work-in compost. If you own property that requires that you “plow” in order to plant gardens, lawns, or other landscaping on a regular basis, you will want a gas-powered garden tiller. Using gas-powered tillers makes preparing a garden much easier, faster, and less back-breaking than using a shovel or a hoe. Tillers are useful in gardens over 100 square feet, and can be used to keep the rows in your garden clear of weeds.
There are also electric-powered tillers and mini-tiller/cultivators that are easy-to-use options for personal gardening in small spaces. Some larger, gas-powered tillers also come with special attachments for edging, dethatching, snow removal, and trimming. Choosing the tiller that’s right for you is really a matter of how it will be used. Ask yourself the following before going any further:
- Is the tiller for home or commercial use?
- Will you be tilling, turning up soil, and cultivating existing flower beds or virgin soil?
- Will you be working with hard pack soil or clay?