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Q.Breaking new ground with a broadfork, when

Zone 47581 | twdowns added on September 12, 2018 | Answered

I intend to turn some lawn into garden next year. Should I broadfork it this fall or wait till spring. Not totally level and I fear erosion.

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Answered on September 14, 2018

Although erosion is a legitimate concern, there are many benefits to tilling in the fall. This will give time for air pockets to settle, while still allowing the soil texture to be ideal. It is also a good time to till in your amendments to allow them to break down over winter.

Still, many people choose to till in spring, which is fine as well. Ultimately the choice is up to you.

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