How to Use a Garden Tiller

How to Use a Garden Tiller
Garden tillers give a garden a base for successfully planting various types of greenery

There are many people out there who may want to prepare a garden since the warmer weather is here. Flower and vegetable gardens are not only beautiful to look at, but they are also a great way to add organic vegetables into a person’s diet without them having to spend money and time going to the grocery store.

It is for this reason that a growing number of people are looking to prepare gardens. One of the most important pieces of timesaving equipment that one can use when preparing a garden is a rototiller. This piece of equipment usually, but not always, has a gasoline engine on it and is used to dig trenches in the soil in order to plant seed as well as to mix nutrients in the soil prior to sowing the seed.

Preparing the trench to accept the seed does not have to be a backbreaking ordeal anymore. A gardener is no longer limited to just using a rake, shovel, and hoe.

How to Use a Garden Tiller

  1. Learn How to Operate the Tiller
  2. First, it is a good idea to become familiar with the operation of the tiller. A rototiller is time-saving, but it is important to know where all of the controls are and how to start it. If it is a gasoline powered tiller then it is a good idea to engage the choke and make sure that the operating switch is set to “run” or “start”.

  3. Wear the Proper Safety Gear
  4. It is also a good idea to wear safety glasses and gloves in order to keep those areas of the body safe from injury.

  5. Get Fuel to the Carburetor
  6. Push in the primer bulb a couple of times in order to get fuel to the carburetor.

    If the tiller’s engine does not run then the first thing to look for is to make sure that it has fuel. Some tillers take unleaded gasoline only while others take a gasoline and oil mix. The instructions should always be followed when putting fuel into the unit, maintaining the unit, as well as servicing the unit in order to prevent injury or damage to the unit.

  7. Start Up the Rototiller
  8. Operating the pull cord should allow the unit to start up. There should be controls on the handle of the unit that will allow the operator to engage the tines so that they can begin to rototill the garden by making their first trench. It is important for the operator to let the rototiller do the work to make the trench to the desired depth.

  9. Plant Seeds in the Soil
  10. Seed can now be introduced into the soil of the garden. When operating the unit, it is a good idea to wear long pants in case rocks or other debris gets ejected from the tines.

If all of the instructions are followed then the tiller should serve the gardener for many seasons and will make the chore of preparing the garden less cumbersome. A rototiller can be a gardener’s best friend when it comes time to rototill a garden if they take the time to learn how to operate it correctly.

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