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A rotary tiller, also called a rototiller, is a machine that breaks up compacted or rocky soil with rotating blades. Its most common use in home landscapes is breaking up soil for a new garden bed or to prepare for new sod. Garden rototillers are either gasoline-powered or electrical, and are "walked" across the ground like a lawnmower. If you don't think you'll use it very often, you can rent a rototiller from many home and garden centers.

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