What kind of tiller should I 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.
What tool do I use to remove grass?
You can dig up your lawn manually with a flat shovel or mechanically using a motorized sod cutter or rototiller. If you have a small lawn, strong arm muscles, and a free afternoon, a shovel may suffice. For larger lawns, a motorized sod cutter or tiller is the way to go.
Should I remove grass before tilling?
Cut the sod into sections to make removal easier. You cold use herbicides to kill the existing grass before tilling the earth, but completely removing the turf eliminates the chance of new plants growing from tubers and seeds left behind.