Spare site what to do

Will asked 15 years ago

I have a site beside the house separated by a wallsize is about half an acre. Its currenlty full of scutch grass, and its a littli bumpyI want to utilise it, but it will be a project over the next 5 years or so, maybe put Fruit trees in and maybe some other trees.My question is, what can I do with it now to have it level, and not require too much maintanance (e,g, Lawning) over the next few years. Is there a type of grass I could put down whcih does not require mowing but does not get out of hand

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
You could spray with Roundup to kill scutch, have it ploughed and rotovated, sow it with grass seed.

Put trees in it, keeping them free of grass and weeds with Roundup and Basta, the latter if you get a lot of willowherb. You will have to mow to keep the grass down, but a ride-on mower would do it quickly and easily.