We love rototilling in Bellingham WA and Whatcom County, and getting our customers soil ready for planting!
DigLynden Tree and Tractor Services began providing professional tree removal services in 2004. We now have expanded our scope of operations to include tractor work.
Our rototilling service consists of three passes over the intended garden. Most of our customers have gardens less than an acre. It usually takes between one and two hours of till time.
There is a buzz about woodchips. Don’t till woodchips directly into the ground. The decaying process sucks all the nitrogen out of the dirt, and you’ll have poor growth.
A good routine to get into is to have an ongoing compost pile. All spring and summer long, through your grass clippings, coffee grounds, egg shells, anything but meat, and leaves onto the compost. Try to get a load of woodchips to place into the layers during the year. After each layer, wet it down with the hose and then cover it with a tarp. The decomposing process produces a lot of heat and breaks down the materials faster.
The best thing to do is to turn it over. This can be done every couple of months. Buy yourself a good pitchfork and rake, and have a spot big enough to tumble the pile back and forth throughout the summer. It’s great exercise, you’ll save money, and time chasing dirt at stores, and you’ll have great nutrients for next year. Pick up a couple bags of chicken and rabbit manure during the year and sprinkle some in with each layer. Once you get into a routine, you’ll have great dirt to add to the garden before rototilling every year.
DigLynden’s rototilling cost $175.00 plus $35.00 per hour. Most jobs range from $200.00 to $250.00
We purposely bought a mid-size tractor and put “yard” tires on it so we won’t mess up your grass. Our tractor is a John Deere 790, and the rototiller is five feet wide. Really turns and breaks up the dirt.
As a courtesy, we bring two yards of woodchips for your compost. It’s not beauty bark, and it’s based on supplies. Seems like all my friends are asking for woodchips right now.
Planting season in Bellingham WA and Whatcom County can be as late as June. Definitely, 1st week of May won’t be too late. The springs here can be very cool and wet. Keep tomatoes covered all season to fight the blight.
Our family has a small hoppy farm on 4 acres in Lynden. We have a couple hundred blueberry bushes, raspberries, lots of veggies, goats, chickens, rabbits, and pigs. We have learned how to forage, and have come to enjoy providing as much of our own food as possible.
We look forward to helping you produce your own crops!
Owner, DigLydnen Tree and Tractor Services
(360) 318-9795 or email@example.com