I'm starting a garden and have a quick question about rototilling. Is is necessary to remove the thatch from the lawn before rototilling a location for a garden? My plans are simple and small but the back breaking process of remove the thatch is beyond my ability.
Also, I plan on adding compost and peat moss to the location and mixing well. My soil is very moist and compact and I hope that this will help with drainage and ground breathing.
I will be planting Hops as my main plant, but will be adding other perennials in the surrounding area. Possibly veggies next years.
This is my first attempt at a garden of any sort so any information or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,