If you’re anything like me, the thought of tilling your garden soil can be a little daunting. You may worry about weeds taking over, or having to weed the garden again after tilling it. You may also worry about ruining your back or knees by doing this hard work. Well, I’m here to tell you that all of these things are worth it! Here’s why:
It’s a time of year when you can work the soil without it baking in the hot sun.
This is an important benefit, because it’s a time of year when you can work the soil without it baking in the hot sun. Working the soil in fall means that you have more energy to get your garden ready for winter. You won’t tire out as quickly, and you’re more likely to be able to sustain yourself throughout your day (or season) of gardening.
The fall is also when most people are getting prepared for winter anyway—whether that’s by cleaning out their shed, digging up plants from their gardens and storing them indoors or making plans for next year’s garden season!
This is all excellent news for anyone looking to get some fresh air outside this autumn season!
It’s less stressful on your back, and less strenuous than working the soil in hotter weather.
When it comes to gardening, it’s important to consider what makes each season different. For example, in fall, you can work in cooler temperatures—making it easier on your back and less strenuous than working the soil in hotter weather. You also don’t have to worry about sunburn or getting sweaty, which can make all the difference when you’re out under the sun for hours at a time. And since our bodies are more likely to be at their strongest during these months (the leaves don’t burn us as much), there’s less chance of injury!
You’re less likely to be attacked by mosquitoes.
Fall is a great time to tend to your garden and do some heavy lifting, as you’re less likely to be attacked by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are more active in the spring and summer months, so they’ll be laying low this time of year. But that doesn’t mean there’s no chance of getting bitten! If you’re really worried about being plagued by mosquitoes in your own backyard, here are two tips: First, keep yourself covered up with long-sleeved clothing and pants when working outside. Second, try breathing through your mouth instead of nose—mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide so if you breathe out faster without exhaling any air through your nostrils (which produces CO2), then it might just drive them away from you!
The fall leaves make more compost to till into your soil.
As the leaves fall, you’ll have plenty of them to compost. You can collect them from your yard or from the street in front of your house.
When you till them in, they will turn into a nutrient-rich soil that will help your plants thrive. The tilled leaves will also break down into a fine mulch that keeps weeds at bay and retains moisture in the soil when it rains or snows.
You can help remove roots that may grow into your garden, and other debris like rocks and glass.
In addition to helping you prepare for the winter, tilling your soil can also help you remove roots that may grow into your garden, and other debris like rocks and glass. Roots can be a problem in the garden: they can grow right into the base of plants, or even under them, damaging them. They also hold moisture in rainstorms – which is why you’ll see so many holes in lawns after heavy rains! Removing these is important for healthy growth of your plants.
Fall is a great time to till your soil to prepare for spring planting!
Tilling in fall is easier than tilling in spring. The ground isn’t as hard, and it’s not as hot.
In fall you can add leaves to your compost pile so the nutrients from them will be available next season.
Fall is a great time to till your soil to prepare for spring planting! You can do this by hand, with a rototiller or even a tractor if you have access. However you choose to do it, remember that tilling can be very hard work so be sure to take breaks when needed and make sure that if you’re tilling on the ground where it may get muddy later in the year (or next year), wear some sturdy boots. We hope these tips will help make tilling less stressful and more rewarding for everyone!