No digging methods

Dorothy Jervis asked 13 years ago

I intend to plant a new shrub border in an area that has not been previously cultivated. I have sprayed the grass etc with weed killer and that is now brown. Can I avoid digging by covering the area with a thick layer of farmyard manure and leaving over the winter before planting in spring? Or can you suggest any other method that does not involve digging?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Control grass with one or more sprays of Roundup or similar. When the sod it dead, plant into it and lay bark mulch to a depth of 5cm for light weed control and use Roundup as necessary, keeping it off the plants.

Farm yard manure will bring lots of weeds.