What to look for in a tiller?
I moved in with my dad last year and much to my dismay his beautiful St. Augustine lawn had been overrun by weeds. Henbit, dandelions, thistle (badly), you name it. So I am wanting to make it nice again. I would like to amend it before replanting. Here is the problem. We have black clay soil. My understanding is that I would need to till in compost. Here is my issue. I spoke to my dad about renting vs. buying a tiller and he seemed to feel like I wouldn't be able to operate one. We really don't have the funds to pay someone to do it so what are my options. Is there one that is easier to control? I need it to break through bermuda rhizomes and runners and break up black clay? I am a 13-something lb woman of the female persuasion, should I even consider doing this myself? Thanks for any help you can provide.