Deciding whether to own a garden tiller is one of the many flower garden ideas you need to consider.
The first two posts on this topic have pointed out the things I think you should consider before deciding to research garden tillers. In this post, I tell you what my experience has been using garden tillers vs. tilling a garden manually. I also talk about a specific tiller that could possibly meet your needs.
For what it is worth, I will tell you my own situation.
At times, I have owned a garden tiller. At other times, I have not. When I did not own a tiller, I disliked doing that work manually with a shovel. I was much younger then. But I still found that type of work very tedious and backbreaking.
I later bought a garden tiller. I absolutely loved it. Tilling a garden was not always easy work. But it was much easier than manual labor and did a powerful job.
My tiller was very heavy. Pulling it from my garage to the garden was a difficult task. Pulling it back to the garage after a long period of tilling was even tougher. It was always a big relief after I got it back to the garage. It also took up a fair amount of storage space.
I had a huge garden area in Connecticut. I used it primarily to grow vegetables. That is when I purchased my garden tiller. I must say that I could not have done my gardening chores without it.
But since those years in Connecticut, my gardens have been smaller. My storage area was smaller. Having such a large tiller made no sense.
The Mantis garden tiller may meet the needs of the senior gardener.
My Mantis tiller is perfect for me. It does a powerful job for me every time I use it. It is unbelievably light. It is easy to carry it from my garage to my garden. It’s just as easy to carry it back. I don’t know about you. But this is very important to me. Storage of the Mantis tiller in my garage is absolutely no problem.
I know many senior gardeners who still enjoy maintaining an attractive backyard landscape. Using a shovel to do the tilling chore is too difficult.
But a Mantis tiller is the solution to their needs. It gets the job done for them but is light enough to easily manage.
My suggestion is to look at your personal situation and determine what you need. Don’t spend any extra money if you don’t have to.
If you need a garden tiller, don’t go the “over-kill” route. Don’t buy one that is more than you really need. But if you need a big one, get one. Just be prepared to pay a fairly large amount of money. Be willing to put in the effort taking it to your garden area and back.
I will say only this. I am very happy with my Mantis tiller.