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Luke Irvine asked 15 years ago

Basically I’m looking for advice on how to best appraoch my garden. I know nothing about how to manage or maintain a garden.Also Money is very limited.I buit a house 2 years ago. The garden is about 2 thirds of an acre. When the house was finished we had the garden leveled but we never got the chance to take the stones out or put grass seed down.Now the garden is completly over run with grass and weeds, The back of the garden the weeds as high as my hips.Any advise and tips are welcome.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Basically, you want to sow a lawn, which is not that difficult or expensive.

Cut down all existing weeds and grasses with a good brushcutter. If you can hire a walk-behind brushcutter for a day, these are ideal.

Then spray with Roundup to kill the weeds and grass. Have it ploughed and/or rotoavated.

Pick off stones and allow the soil to settle for that it is firm and do any levelling that needs to be done. If you can get a stone rake for this, it makes it easier.

Then sow grass seed.