Tilling is the process of turning over and loosening the soil, which helps to improve soil structure, mix in organic matter, and prepare the ground for planting. However, tilling should only be done when necessary, as excessive or improper tilling can cause soil compaction, erosion, and the loss of soil organic matter.
When is tilling necessary?
How could tilling cause soil compaction?
Improper or excessive tilling can cause soil compaction in several ways:
When to till and when not to till?
Alternatives to tilling when preparing lawns and farm fields for crops:
Tilling should be done only when necessary to avoid soil compaction, erosion, and the loss of soil organic matter. Consider alternatives like no-till farming, cover crops, mulching, or manual cultivation to prepare your lawn or farm fields for planting while preserving soil health.
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