Small Garden Tiller
Working the soil is tough work, but with a small garden tiller you can get the work done in no time at all! A small tiller is perfect for most yards because of the small size. Small tillers allow you to aerate the soil, mix in fertilizer and compost, and prepare beds for planting.
If you have a medium or large garden and you also prefer to do it the DIY way, you may want to consider using the bigger garden tiller or the stand up type. However, in most cases the small garden tiller will be suitable for standard yards. Not only is it small and handy, it is also inexpensive, can be easily maneuvered and can provide you with the necessary exercises.
With a small garden, you will just need an electric small garden tiller which will make the job easy for you. Even the small 2hp gas model will work well. These smaller tillers are easy to use since they are very light and easy to maneuver so you can finish tilling your small garden in a few hours. They will also start up very quickly so you can save some waiting time.
The biggest advantage of a small garden tiller is probably that it uses very little storage space because you can buy one with folding handles. In that way, you can easily fold up the handles and put the tiller away once you are done with your work. However, you have to be careful to use the small garden tiller only for what it is manufactured for, which is to till previously cultivated land.
You may have trouble using a small garden tiller to work hard, compacted soil. However, if you have sandy soil or the soil is slightly moist, you may have no problem at all using a small garden tiller. I have had no problem tilling up sod with my small garden tiller. But it does bounce around a bit before it can get a hold of the soil!
If you find you are having trouble tilling very hard soil with your small garden tiller, you should use a large tiller to break up the soil for the first time. You can always rent the large heavy duty garden tiller the first year and then just invest in an electric small garden tiller for maintaining and cultivating your garden. Check online or with your local garden center and you will be able to find companies that are willing to rent the large garden tiller to you at a reasonable fee.
A small garden tiller has been the best garden tool investment I and thousands of other gardeners have ever made. They are small enough to get around shrubs and trees with ease, yet heavy duty enough to till a small garden. Once you use a small garden tiller in your yard you will wonder how you ever got by without one. A small garden tiller will make short work of a tough job. It is a tool every garden should not be without!