In the previous post, we discussed whether you actually need a garden tiller. In this post, I talk about some additional factors you need to think about before making a decision to buy a tiller. Whether to own a garden tiller should be one of the flower garden ideas you need to consider.
Here are some other factors to consider before making your decision.
What is the condition of your garden soil?
Soil should be in a light, loose, fine condition. If it is, preparing it for planting is fairly easy to prepare it for planting. On the other hand, heavier soils are difficult to prepare for planting if you only use a shovel.
How often would you use a garden tiller? If you would like to use a tiller a few times a year, then buying a garden tiller that meets your needs makes total sense.
Here is another question you must answer for yourself. Are you physically capable of manually using a shovel to do your tilling chores? If you are not and still want a garden tiller, there are some good light and effective alternatives to choose from.
If you have a small to medium sized garden area, there are moderately priced garden tillers to select. In addition, some of these are relatively lightweight.
What if your garden tiller only weighed from 20 to 30 pounds. What if it could be folded up so it could be easily carried and stored?
On the other hand, you may have a large garden area. It may be so large that manually working it with a shovel is out of the question. But your garden area may require more than a light tiller. It may require a large tiller. These tillers are much more expensive and are much heavier.
So the bottom line is that you must look at your own personal situation.
The first two posts have pointed out the things I think you should consider before deciding to research garden tillers. In the next post, I let you know what my experience has been with tillers over the years. I also discuss a specific brand of garden tiller that may meet your gardening needs.