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Till up grassy lanes between grape vine rows and then replant a cover, or leave alone?

Modern soil management systems have concluded that no-till is the best way to manage your soils. Here's the USDA's take on the practice (geared for traditional farmers, but the benefits would apply to ...
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Can I Till Existing Grass Before Laying Sod?

Yes, you can indeed till right into the grass and not dig it up. Just understand that there is a good chance that the grass can get tied up like hair in a motor (If that made any sence). Done this ...
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Should I turn soil upside down when cultivating?

"Turning soil upside down" is ploughing (plowing) with the machine with same name. The machine in the photo is used to destroy the clump of dirt (and with a light mix of dirt). So there are two ...
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Water from tiling in yard constantly on sidewalk

You most certainly have a problem and your construction company is most certainly responsible for this. Not at all something to 'overlook'. I taught this stuff, drainage and grading. Such a ...
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How do we deal with abnormally heavy rain?

More nitrogen, IMO, is not going to help in a waterlogged situation like this. It will most likely contribute to root rot instead. Potassium, while perhaps not the answer to your problem (it might be ...
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How should I remove long grasses/roots to prepare a fresh bed?

Use roundup grass & weed killer on everything in the area you with to plant fresh. Make sure you purchase the short acting Round Up, the red bottle, not the purple bottle, (the purple bottle ...
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Tilling the garden at the end of the year.

If what's been growing and will be growing again next year are vegetable crops, then yes, there's an advantage, but only if you live somewhere with frosty winters. Turning the soil over in Fall and ...
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Should I turn soil upside down when cultivating?

I think this is a philosophical question and you will get different answers based on what different people believe in. My personal experience has been positive when I turned over the soil. I have a ...
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Water from tiling in yard constantly on sidewalk

I once solved a similar problem by putting down a layer of sand and then crazy paving surplus from another project on top. The few inches made a dry walk from the house to street. The advantage of ...
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I've tilled wet soil before doing proper research. What can i do to minimize the damage?

Well, going at this without much information, I'm pretty sure that you've accidentally destroyed your soil's tilth, and there's no quick fix for that. More tilling won't help at all and can even make ...
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Is deep soil mixing necessary for compacted clay soil before planting a tree?

The roots of the polyalthia longifolia (false ashoka tree) grow deep. However, the primary concern here is not that the roots will be obstructed by the buried debris. Once the plant grows to that size,...
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Turning my existing lawn into something more presentable. Will tilling kill everything so I can start from scratch or do I need herbicide?

Tilling on its own will just unearth more weed seeds, break up any moss and spread it everywhere, and most likely fail to kill the old grass as well. One "organic" way to kill the grass is to skim ...
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Can you plant sod on top of old grass if you lay a layer of top soil down?

You can lay the sod on top of your existing lawn. I did exactly this for a lawn that was over taken with weeds. I did not till or lay any top soil down. I did this at the very end of the winter before ...
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Can I Till Existing Grass Before Laying Sod?

Have you used a sod cutter? This would be the best way to get rid of the old grass and roots. I would make new plant beds with this excess material. Valuable organic matter. If the roots are below ...
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How do I choose a good tiller (cultivator) for a 1000 sq. ft. garden?

For a big piece of land you'll want to go for a rear tine tiller. There are two main reasons for this: 1 - A rear tine tiller will pull itself along so you won't need to push it. 2 - A rear tine ...
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