In today's world, where technology is always evolving and gardening tools are getting more and more sophisticated, it's hard to pick between all the different options for garden tillers. But if you know the pros and cons of each of these pieces of equipment, you can better tell which type of garden tiller will be perfect for you, especially with the jobs that you will be doing. Here is some information about several different types of garden tillers.
Hand tillers, which are also known as manual tillers, are powered by manual motion. They generally come as a long stick with sharp blades at the end which you would use for penetrating the soil and tilling. If you are looking to till small parts of your garden, hand tillers are the best because they are small, lightweight, and incredibly portable. For any homeowner and gardener, hand tillers are a useful addition to the tool shed, even if you plan to purchase another type of garden tiller.
Electric powered tillers help you in getting your tilling job done quicker and easier. They're environment friendly because you aren't burning gas using them, plus they are very affordable and come in a variety of sizes. If you need to till your garden frequently, or have a decent amount of space to cover when tilling, an electric powered tiller is ideal to save you time and energy, otherwise you may be tilling all day in the hot sun with a manual powered tiller. Electric tillers automate the tilling process as you only really have to manage them as they do all the work, unlike with manual tillers where you have to dig into the ground, till the area, move to the next spot, then repeat.
The most powerful of the bunch, gas powered tillers are loud and strong, and work best on the biggest and hardest jobs, especially when soil is hard and thick, and when your garden is bigger than your house. Gas powered tillers do a fantastic and quick job on big spaces in which you would spend hours more tilling if you had used an electric powered tiller. The bad things with these types of tillers are how noisy they are, how heavy they are, and how they hurt the environment by using gas and polluting the air. They can also get quite expensive, since you will be saving on time and effort, it's worth the investment.
For smaller jobs, mini tillers work best since they are the most portable, and are easy to manage unlike their larger counterparts which can get unwieldy during operation. Mini tillers, because of their size and their simple engines, are usually very affordable too, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank to make your garden tilling easier. If you aren't managing a large garden and don't need to till too frequently, you can save on space, money and hassle with a mini tiller.
The larger jobs will always require larger pieces of equipment, so mini tillers or normal sized tillers won't be appropriate. Large tillers take the stress away in tilling large spaces, but are a pain to store and carry because of how heavy they are. They are also more expensive, so make sure you are ready to invest in them otherwise you can easily rent one too.
With operating blades at front that pull it forward, front line tillers are fantastic for partly automating your garden tilling experience. You only really have to stand behind the machine and let it do the work as it pummels through your soil. But since these generally aren't incredibly powerful or large, they are most suitable for the small to medium jobs with light soil that is easier to break up. Front line tillers are usually lightweight and portable too, so they're perfect for most home gardens.
Faster, more efficient, and much stronger, rear line tillers are perfect for larger gardens with dense soil. Almost the complete opposite of front line tillers, rear line tillers have their blades in the back of the machine and are usually much heavier and larger than other tillers, making them harder to relocate and store, but when you're tilling large plots of land, you are more concerned about getting the job done quickly and easily.
While there are many different types of garden tillers, they each have their own unique characteristics that are appropriate for different types of gardens. This way, you can easily get away with just having one tiller for the rest of your life if you properly maintain it, but it certainly is not uncommon to have one specialized tiller that works for your whole garden area and a hand tiller which is available on an as needed basis.