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Old 12-16-2014, 09:41 PM   #16
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I've always found it quicker just to stick with the mattock. The other option is if you have an old axe you don't care about it will help for the super hard area's. Good luck!
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:20 PM   #17
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I have a tiller attachment for my gas powered weed eater. I have the type of gas powered unit where you can use different attachments....like weed eater, edger....and tiller.

The tiller is only 12" wide...but is perfect for the raised veggie garden.

I would not buy a tiller unless you have plans to use one on a regular basis. Rent it for a day.

As others noted...soak it real good the day before.

I would also use a sharp shovel and just go dig up the yard....You don't have to dig up every square inch....just a shovel hole about every foot or so...this gives the tiller a start....once it gets that top surface broke up, then it goes better.

Your first pass should be to break up all the grass....then pull out as much of it as you can. It's going to have a lot of dirt in it....and actually can make good compost...toss it in a pile and cover. Let mother nature do the rest.

Once you have tilled it up real well....toss in a few bags of amend, compost or manure. Till again.

Be aware the dirt will settle after a few days. You might want to consider rolling the yard to get it flat.
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