a front tine tiller

Are you making plans to make a brand new lawn?

You think that how it would be possible to do on your own because you are less with the budget?

Here is the solution. The foremost task you need to make a new lawn or renew your older one is digging the soil for further cultivation. This can be done two ways; manually using a fork & spade and automatically using a front tine tiller.

In this article, we are intended to guide you simply on how you can use the front tine tiller as a lawn owner to renew your lawn.

Using a front tine tiller

Before working with the front tine tiller machine, you must target the area and deeply analyze the soil type. If you have a small lawn, then a smaller-sized front tine tiller will be perfect for you, but if your yard is more oversized, you must go for the giant machine. Although, new front tine tillers are not affordable for lawn owners, especially if you are not a professional. We suggest you rent a suitable and appropriate sized front tine tiller for your job to solve this problem. Rental machines are easily available and less costly at any nearby lawn care tool rental centers.

Ground preparation

To save your tiller from any damage, you should clean the ground area you need to tile. There should be no large/hard stones, debris, stems, wooden items, and dirt on the ground. You can easily clean all this mess with a rake’s help to reduce the risk of damaging the tiller and wasting your precious time & money.

Personal care

Before starting any work on your lawn, you need to care for yourself first. Lawn renovation is a challenging task, and you have to face too much dust and dirt that can damage your health and skin. Therefore, you need to wear goggles to protect your eyes from tiny stones hitting/damaging them, sturdy and firm gloves to act as a protection for your hands while working, and good quality lawn shoes to keep your feet from any injury or scarring while tilling the area.

Plan the tiling pattern

After doing self-protection, you need to decide your working pattern if you are opting to work on your whole lawn. Mark the targeted areas if you are planning to work in a few patches. If your lawn is small, you can start from one corner and then move to the other and come back in a square-shaped pattern. If your lawn is wide and long, then you are advised to adopt the spiral pattern of tilling the lawn. It will take much less time and effort.

Tilling depth

After marking the area and deciding the pattern, it’s time to adjust the level of depth to which you are determined to tile/dig the soil. Mostly front tine tillers have the feature of adjustable depth tasking, but you must look for your desired depth and set the tiller’s depth according to the requirement.

Turn on the tiller

Before, turning on the tiller must see its type. If its engine uses petrol to work, then you can follow the same steps like turning on the petrol lawnmower. Once the engine has been started, return the handle/lever to the open position, and leave it for a few minutes to warm up. Warming up the engine of the tiller before start using is good for its long-life, and engagement of tiles.

If you have a battery-operated tiller, then you can turn it on by just pressing one button.  

There are also some tillers available in the market that use gas, oil, and gas/oil both. If you are planning to tile your home lawn then a lighter version is most suitable.

Start tilling

Now, start moving the tiller on the surface of the lawn. If you feel any vibrations and jerks, no need to worry, just hold the tiller’s handle firmly and keep moving forward. These jerks are usually because the tines have to scrape out the dense soil and need to work hard.

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