How To Make Rows with a Rototiller

Creating a vegetable or flower garden can be a fun and beneficial experience for those who enjoy being outdoors. Having a flower garden can not only brighten up a dull area of your property, but can attract all kinds of beautiful butterflies and birds. Regardless of whether you plan to plant flowers or vegetables, learning how to make rows with a rototiller is important. There have been disagreements on whether you should make the rows vertically or horizontally, but it basically boils down to whichever way appeals to the gardener the most.

In order to make proper rows with your rototiller you will first need to mark off the area in which you want your garden. You will need to have the size in mind that you want and the area where the plants will get the proper amount of sunlight, shade and water. You can mark off the spot by placing a brick or any other type of marker at each end and possibly two bricks in the center of the sides to make sure you don't till more then you need to or come up short on the tilled dirt. It is important to read the instructions for each type of seed that you will be planting, in order to make the rows with your rototiller the correct width apart. Some vegetables tend to vine out quite far and if your rows are too close together, the plants will take away needed space from the others.

Once you have fertilized the area in which you plan to plant your seeds or plants, it is time to use the rototiller to loosen the soil and till the fertilizers into it. To do this you will need to make sure your tiller is in good working order and that the blades are nice and sharp. Start at the far corner of where you want your first row to be and begin tilling a row. If the ground you are tilling has never been planted before, you may have to go over the area several times to get the soil loosened up so that it is fine enough for the seeds to be able to absorb water correctly.

Till the rows from one end to another then stop and remove any small roots or rocks that have come to the surface. Begin the second row while remembering to space it as far away as needed for the types of plants you will be setting. It is also very important that you till the rows with enough space between them to be able to go back after your plants have started to grow and re-till the soil between the rows to remove weeds that will invariably grow soon after planting your seedling or plants.


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