Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:53
the battlefield has been cleared of casualties ...
all that remains is 2 mountains ...
now i have got to a point where i dont know what to do next. i have dug the soil to about a foot deep, not so deep around the stumps as the roots were in the way - ive dug the weeds up and got rid of much root system as possible. for the rest of the roots, predominantly stump roots, ive left them sticking out the ground or on the surface to be baked by the sun.
ive turned the soil over and loosened it up. lots of root still remains, dug up but just in and amongst - suppose i should rake it? but theres lots of it.
my question is ... what next? the idea is to prepare this whole area for planting, i assume the dug up roots are ok to leave to rot down over time, just get rid of the overly big pieces?
is it wise to put some manure on it? the soil type is sandy/loamy, but ive not tested the pH as of yet.