Sod cutters and tillers are two different tools that create very different lawns. Tillers chop up the grass into chunks, while sod cutter strips it away easily without disturbing the soil underneath as much. Sod cutting is also a good idea if you have weeds in your yard because they won’t be so easy to grow back after being churned by an old-fashioned tiller. The only downside of using a sod cutter is that there’s no way to get rid of all those leftover pieces unless you use them for something else like composting or animal feedings!
Tiller and Cutter for Cutting Grass
A tiller is tilling the soil, but a sod cutter is cutting grass. However, tilling/cutting grass can be accomplished with either one.
The tiller isn’t as effective at actually removing the sod and dirt that had grown up under the grass from your nice clean new yard (you didn’t put any in when you laid down that lovely concrete stepping stones!) — however, it could remove some of it. However, if you want to loosen and remove all of this material for use elsewhere – like on your garden or compost heap – then a tiller will do a great job for you. You’ll enjoy using your tiller because they’re usually self-propelled (some have pedals too), so there’s no heavy pushing or pulling involved when tilling/cutting under sod.
On the other hand, you really need a sod cutter if you have grass growing in your newly dug-up garden spot (if it’s small). You’ll be very happy with the results of a clean garden area that is tilled free of those grass and weed roots. Just remember to give yourself plenty of time before planting – at least three weeks so all that tiller-tore-up soil can settle back in place. This will save you from bringing home any new surprises from your local nursery or hardware store!
So, which tiller do I like better? That depends upon what project I’m working on.
A sod cutter is used to remove grass and a thin layer of soil from the ground. When using this type of tool, make sure that you wear safety gear such as goggles, gloves, and protective clothing. Once a new lawn has been laid over an existing one or when laying turf on slopes, use a Sod Cutter sometimes referred to also as “Turfing Knife”. A sod cutter is a handheld gardening tool used to slice through thick layers of soil or sod so grass can be easily lifted up. It releases the roots from underneath the ground while also cutting them off with its blade edge. This allows for easier removal by reducing any resistance that the cut roots may provide for lifting the turf or mowing later on.
Make sure you choose one that is a good fit for your height, build, and strength as you will need to apply some pressure using it. You can purchase them from most garden supply stores in a variety of materials with blade edges that are either blunt or sharp. If the job is too tough for you, consider renting one; many community centers have garden tool libraries where you can do so at a minimal cost.
A sod cutter should have a solid and sturdy handle to avoid slippage when cutting through vegetation. The length of the handle also allows for more leverage which reduces fatigue on your arm muscles when applying a downward force to slice through thick layers of sod or soil. Choose one that has ergonomic features such as angled handles making reaching easier especially if you’re short and
If you really want to cut grass clean and clear, the SOD CUTTER would be the best choice.