I have an area about half acre I am goin to trun into a Lawn Meadow with wild flowers. I notice some recommendations , before planting with wild flower seeds , to get rid of top soil to make soil less fertile bef. I plan to get a jcb in to move topoil. My qustion is how much should I remove ? 1 inch, 6 inches a foot ?
We are in the process of buying a house, that luckily comes with 1.5 acres of garden. The only problem is I have been told by a local that the area is quite boggy(foundations for house had to be pile driven). Apparently the current owner has been stuck with his ride-on mower while mowing the lawn.Is there something we could do to make the garden usable? We have two kids, so play area essential, for football, swings etc, as well as structured garden areas for ourselves. And we are considering a vegetable garden. Being able to use the garden is a big part of buying this house - if making the garden usable most of the year around requires a lot of expense means its out of the question.
I have a small side garden that gets very little breeze and as a result water doesn't drain from the grass. I am about to rotovate the grass beginning April and sow new seeds(are there coarse grass seeds?).Can you give me advice about subsoil, and how to get a better soakage system for the grass.
My garden turns into a swamp in winter. Water doesn't seem to drain from the gass with the result that there is a lot of moss in the grass. There was plastic around the perifery of the garden which I have recently pulled up. It appears that the soil under the plastic is only muck. Should I rotavate the garden and can you give me any ideas on how to deal with the drainage problem ?
Outside my house is a lamppost with a rectangular area around its base, roughly 4' by 2' & about 6 inches deep with compacted soil. It is a very exposed site & drainage is poor when rain is heavy. Have you any recommendations for a plant(s) that could survive here to make it a more pleasant view?
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.
What can I safely plant over a septic tank percolation zone (approx 40x25 metres) without interfering with its function? The area is unshaded, exposed to all winds and naturally low lying, always damp and sometimes boggy. There is no opportunity for additional drainage, nor resiting the tank or soakaway. Thankfully the installation works well inspite of its situation!The "garden" of my new-build home is still an exposed, one acre field on the Ards peninsula, one and a half miles from the Irish Sea to the east and Strangford Lough to the west.