Will a tiller break up grass roots?
A garden tiller is a lawn and garden tool that loosens soil and chops up weeds, roots or any plants present on the soil surface. Garden tillers come in manual and motorized varieties, with various levels of horsepower. For cutting roots, you will need a motorized tiller with a 3 to 8 horsepower motor.
What kind of tiller to use for grass?
For many yards, either a front tine or rear tine garden tiller will work well for this process. If you’re seeding a small patch of grass, a cultivator might be better for the job.
Should you remove grass before tilling?
Cultivating the soil to get ready for planting is key to a successful garden. If you are planting a garden over grass, it is best to cut up and remove as much sod as possible before tilling. You can also consider applying an herbicide to kill the lawn.