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#1 The Fife Plooman ONLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 06:43 AM

Hi All

Nearly a year since we moved into our house now trying to do something about the rubbish grass ?

the right way would be to dig and replace, but needs must

I have a new apprentice to do all the hard work so the best place to learn is in my garden

Here are some pics of us starting to work the hollow tine

Tried twin tines then tried single tines with weight added this seems to be the way forward

Will update as we go along

Ethan and toy.jpg     Ethan posing.jpg

making a start.jpg     holes.jpg

added wieght.jpg      rotovating rubbish grass.jpg

The last picture was how it looked last year

On guard.jpg

 

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Edited by KennyP, March 25, 2016 - 07:14 AM.
Checking for pic issues

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 06:57 AM

Don't get this?  Looks like just an Aerator?  Think tilling would involve many more tines and digging down into ground?  Think start with a PLOW, then till looser, then the dragging and such, re-seed?  Maybe I'm not understanding the technique  here?



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Posted March 25, 2016 - 07:08 AM

Not coming up right on this computer and none of the photos will open.  Must be a site problem?  Looks like your using the wrong machine to try to do a task.  Need a heavy rear tine tiller with sharp tines.  Those front tine tillers are for previously worked ground to they will beat you to death and get nowhere.  From what I could see in the last year photo I would have spot seeded and let it grow. But then again it won't open so couldn't
see all that much.


Edited by chieffan, March 25, 2016 - 07:17 AM.

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 07:15 AM

Not coming up right on this computer and none of the photos will open.  Must be a site problem?  Looks like your using the wrong machine to try to do a task.  Need a heavy rear tine tiller with sharp tines.  those front tine tillers are for previously worked ground to they will beat you to death and get nowhere.  What what I could see in the last year photo I wold have spot seeded and let it grow. but then again it won't open so couldn
t see all that much.

I could see them , but edited a little so maybe you can see also.



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Posted March 25, 2016 - 10:27 AM

What ever works..works..nice improvising.



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Posted March 25, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Pics came in clear and bright for me. Nice to see daffodils blooming and green grass again. I agree with Chieftan, rear tine tiller, low gear, skim it a couple of times to cut the 'fluff" off, then work it hard. But, when what you have is what you have, use it and improvise. Young legs on an apprentice, ? Priceless, lol.



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 05:41 PM

George is using the aerator tines to break up the hard pan. His tiller is not heavy duty enough to start with regular tines. My take on it anyways.


Edited by B10Dave, March 29, 2016 - 05:44 PM.





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