Posted: 05/08/2015 at 08:47
well. Your intentions are good.
Don't use a rotovator...it simply stirs up weeds, stones and top few inches of soil. Does no good even though it may look good
i would try to dig a little deeper if you can. And get some manure or compost in there as you go. A layer at the bottom and then mixed in with the rest of fhe soil. The money you save on the rotovator use for the compost.
if you cant dig deeper can the guy with the rotovator dig it for you?
time spent now getting goodness in your soil will save you so much...your plants will grow better, they will be easier to plant and you only need to mulch thereafter.
choose plants too that will emjoy heavier soil....there are many...rather than waste money on plants that may take your eye but need good drainage.
good luck Sammymummy