Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:21
i previously posted to ask for advice as we bought a new house complete with totally weed filled gardens. We have dug out all the main trees and took up as many weeds as we can, we also used plenty of glyphosate weedkiller on all the gardens (as previously advised on here) but some of the weeds are just too big and too deep set and have come back...ARGH. My brother and i were trying to dig out what looked like some pretty straight forward dandelions yesterday but the roots went down more than a foot and were over an inch thick!
Anyhoo, we are at the end of our tether with it, all we want is a nice blank canvas at the back to turf over and do some pretty borders, and a small front garden free of weeds so that i can start a nice fragrant rock garden.
I have a damaged spine so constant digging is not an option for me so what can i use on the gardens to kill the deeper set weed roots? Is there anything i can buy from say Wilkinsons that might help to get rid of some more weeds and roots before i go ahead and start planting all my nice plants and shrubs?
any help would be amazing and if you need any more info then please get back to me asap!