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Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 20:06

http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Justine2012x/media/image_zps12d110b6.jpg.html

 

hopefully this link will work, this is how it is now. We have glyphosated the top a half and round by the shed is a u shape and this is where I'm going to have veg patches etc and a grow box for each of the kids.....can't wait, but will take forever will update when we get cracking  

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 18:47

Thanks for all your advice, we realise there is no quick fix. Have bought the glyphosate today and have a list of jobs we can do whilst waiting to sort the lawn. We are going to do it section by section as advised, starting with kids area. Happymarion your garden sounds like it has such a lovely history, I hope we have many happy years too, I think this may be the start of me getting the gardening bug, I'm a wee bit obsessed now  

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:18

I was just saying to my husband about killing it all, we only want a patch of grass in the middle so thanks for your advice happyMarion, it just seems to be built up dead grass in big piles so have a feeling once it's all gone it won't seem so daunting.  Brilliant using the kids to stamp it down lol, pigs, kids what's the difference haha  

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 20:06

It seems to be layers of grass but when it over grows its dandelions, stinging nettles and long grass, I have been googling and wondering if covering it will kill everything? Or should I spray it and cover it, I haven't got a clue. 

Its such a large area and that's half the problem if it was as all I would try and dig it over and keep picking out weeds as I go along but not an option When it's quite a large area.

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:47

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22852.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:41

We desperately need to sort our garden as we have 3 young children desperate to play out there, our garden is 18m by 12m and we want to section it off ie, patio or decking, play bark and kids toys at bottom and a vegetable patch beds flower beds......anyhow the garden has never been tended to and full of massive bumps and dips of compacted grass and stinging nettles. 

What is the best way to level it out and kill the weeds and grass so we can re turf etc? I know tonnes of people probably asked asked this before but it's so daunting When gardening is not our hobby, have attached a pic it has so much potential. We have been told to rotavate it, but won't doing that mean that the weeds just grow back? Thanks in advance.

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