Whether you're tired of paying for fruits and vegetables or you want to revamp your flower bed, spring tilling will make your garden a success.
Creating a New Garden
Feeding Your New Garden
Breaking ground and cultivating soil in the spring will loosen and enrich your garden so your new plants' roots have what they need to thrive.
Before you begin however, take note of these few spring tilling tips you'll want to consider.
Be sure to add some amendments such as sand, compost, lime, shredded leaves, and fertilizer mixes.
Churn them into the dirt to help feed your plants and retain proper moisture levels.
While cultivating, you may find bottle caps, large rocks, and coins. Remove these items from the soil. Items like these can restrict root growth.
Revamping Your Existing Garden
Replenishing Your Garden
If you covered your garden with leaf mulch last fall, mixing it in will produce more nutrients in the soil.
However, it's better to mix in multiple amendments. You can use sand, compost, lime, shredded leaves, and fertilizer mixes.
Cultivators are the lightest and most maneuverable tool for stirring and mixing loose garden soil, but aren't ideal for breaking into compacted dirt at the beginning of the season.
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Front Tine Tillers
Front tine tillers may not be meant for cultivating, but they are capable of it should you have a large garden or tough, rocky soil that requires more than a cultivator.
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