(Pocket-lint) - Gardening is supposed to be relaxing work, but working your soil manually in order to reap the benefits is anything but. This is where garden tillers come in.
They are designed to prepare the soil for cultivation by churning the soil, with some of the more powerful versions able to take on the hard ground, too. This no doubt helps save a ton of time over manual tools and methods.
These gardening tillers are all-electric, naturally, and vary quite a bit in their power output. Some are corded, while others are battery-powered. The cordless options are great for areas where a power outlet is hard to reach, of course, while the corded counterparts usually offer greater power.
To help take the hard work out of finding the right garden tiller for your home, we've tested some of the top options for you to consider. Let's help shape your garden.
Best garden tillers available to buy now
LawnMaster TE1318W1 Corded Electric Tiller
The LawnMaster TE1318W1 Corded Electric Tiller makes good use of its corded design.
With a two-stage gearbox and 13.5-Amp motor, it's plenty powerful for any garden's needs.
It has a maximum of 18-inch wide cutting and 9-inch depth from its 6-inch blades. This will no doubt make tilling your area a swift job.
Greenworks Pro 80V 10-inch Cultivator
There's nothing like the freedom of battery power. The Greenworks Pro 80V 10 inch Cultivator combines an 80V battery with a powerful brushless motor to churn up your garden in no time.
There's no need to worry about cord length, though the battery does only have a 40 minute run time. Luckily it's also got a 30-minute fast charger. The electric motor is nice and quiet too.
It will till up to 5-inches deep and 10-inches wide and is lightweight.
Earthwise TC70025 7.5-Inch 2.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller
Batteries can be a pain sometimes, and it can be easier to just plug in your garden equipment.
So, if you're in the market for a compact corded tiller, then have a look at the Earthwise TC70025 7.5-Inch 2.5-Amp Corded Electric Tiller.
It features steel tines that cultivate up to 6-inches deep and 7.5-inches wide. The motor is 2.5 Amps, powerful enough to take on any gardening task.
It's simple, single lever switch and small size mean it's a cinch to use.
Sun Joe TJ604E 16-Inch 13.5 AMP Electric Garden Tiller
Corded tillers just provide more power. And if power is what you need, then the Sun Joe TJ604E 16-Inch 13.5 AMP Electric Garden Tiller is the one for you.
It had a properly powerful 13.5 Amp motor that will churn up any garden you'd like.
The tines cultivate 8-inch deep and up to 16-inches wide.
Earthwise TC70125 12.5-Amp 16-Inch Corded Electric Tiller
If you have a bit of a larger garden, then it's worth looking at something like the Earthwise TC70125 12.5-Amp 16-Inch Corded Electric Tiller.
This tiller has six tines that cultivate up to 16-inches wide and 8-inches deep.
The 12.5 Amp motor is capable of taking on nearly any soil type, so there's no need to worry about that.
Earthwise TC70020 20-Volt 7.5-Inch Cordless Electric Tiller Cultivator
For such a compact design, the Earthwise TC70020 20-Volt 7.5-Inch Cordless Electric Tiller Cultivator delivers the performance.
It has four tines that cultivate up to 7.5-inches wide and 6-inches deep, great for smaller gardens.
It features a 20V battery and fast charger, perfect for swapping out between multiple devices.
Sun Joe 24V-TLR-CT 6-Inch Cutting Swath
If you have a smaller garden, then the Sun Joe 24V-TLR-CT 6-Inch Cutting Swath is a great choice. It offers a 4.25-inch wide cut and 6-inches deep.
Though the charger and battery are sold separately, it is a standard item and can be used across a wide range of products.
Its compact design is perfect to fit into small garden sheds or fit into a corner of your garage.
Webb WEV20TIL Cordless 20v Electric Tiller
You don't need a massive garden to get good use out of a tiller, as the Webb WEV20TIL Cordless 20v Electric Tiller proves.
It's portable and small, perfect for small veggie patches or flower gardens.
Included is a 20V lithium-ion battery and rapid charger, which will allow for up to 40min of cultivating.
There are 12 tines that will dig up to 19cm wide and 15cm deep.
Sun Joe TJW24C 24-Volt Cordless Telescoping Power Weeder/Cultivator
The Sun Joe TJW24C 24-Volt is a multi-use tool. The single-sided design does double duty as a tiller and weeder, which no doubt saves room in the shed.
The powerful 250W motor pairs up with the 10 steel tines to churn up soil easily, digging up to 6 inches deep.
As it is only single-sided, it won't make short work of larger areas, but it's great for small patches and cleaning up the garden.
It's also only 4.5lbs, making it quite a lightweight item.
Einhell Cordless Tiller
The Einhell Cordless Tiller delivers a full package to take care of your garden.
Included with the tiller are two 18V batteries and a twin rapid charger, allowing you to keep one charged and ready for action.
You get four cultivator blades that combine to deliver a 30cm width and will dig up to 20cm deep.
As it's not a very small item, you get some wheels to manage the weight.
VonHaus Electric 1400W Tiller
When you need the power to get through tough soil, often a corded tiller is the only way to go, so the VonHaus Electric 1400W Tiller is a great option.
The 1400W motor will take on all but the rockiest of soils with its 280rpm speed and 6 steel blades.
It has a 10 meter long cable, so it shouldn't be difficult to reach the far sides of your garden, but could be paired with an extension cable if needed.
As it's wheel mounted, you can easily push it, digging to your desired depth. They can be tucked away if you'd prefer freehand use too.