Step 1 … Stand the unit upright with digging tines facing down and the handles pointed up. (handles can easily be arranged in four different positions by simply removing the pin and rotating the handles in the base socket)
Step 2 … With your foot placed on the main frame .. push down to the depth you desire to loosen (in tight soil move the handles back and forth while stepping (or standing) on the main frame to drive the tines into the ground)
Step 3 … After the digging tines are in the ground … pull back on the handles. The farther you pull back … the more the soil is loosened as the tines naturally rotate out and upwards.
Step 4 … Drag (don’t lift … saves your back) the digger back towards you a few inches … go back to step 1 and repeat That’s it!
Depending on how far you drive the tines into the ground and how far you pull back on the handles … the soil will be loosened and aerated accordingly note … Keep in mind the goal is to loosen and aerate the soil without destroying the natural enzymes found in the top few inches of your garden soil.