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Old 05-17-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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is there a tool to rip up hard ground to loosen it up for seeding


i have the pix in the backyard is looking awful thread...i need a tool that i can use to start shedding up the soil where the grass doesnt grow..i remember seeing commercials on tv for something that basically breaks up the top inch or two of hardened ground. please help so i can get this backyard some grass!!

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is there a tool to rip up hard ground to loosen it up for seeding


A rototiller ??

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is there a tool to rip up hard ground to loosen it up for seeding


For small areas a thatching rake works well.Otherwise,as mentioned a rear tine rototiller.Sometimes a new top dressing of topsoil is the way to go. However,if your pics are any indication you'd be wasting your time trying to grow grass there. See my ideas on your original post.
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is there a tool to rip up hard ground to loosen it up for seeding


The garden claw?
The Mantis tiller?
A pitchfork?
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is there a tool to rip up hard ground to loosen it up for seeding


Bobcat with a toothed bucket is my favorite. Or even a Bobcat with an asphalt grinder works really good. If you feel like getting the beating of your life though, especially in hard ground, a rototiller will do it.
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