Posted: 04/06/2016 at 20:51
As always, it all depends on what you want to do with it. Making a terrace/patio doesn't require deep digging except to lay a decent foundation of hard core on which you will put your chosen finishing and a layer of concrete or cement to fix it in place. Making a decent vegetable garden or ornamental bed or shrubbery or woodland feature may, depending on how good the soil is when you've removed all the rubbish and rubble. Lawns also need a decent depth of soil beneath them if they are not to suffer from drought in dry spells.
How big is it? Which way does it face? What is the soil like - clay, sand, loam, stony, alkaline, acid? How hot and cold and dry and wet does it get in a normal year? What are you hoping to have in your garden once it's cleared?
Last edited: 04 June 2016 20:51:50