Posted: 18/09/2013 at 20:22
Totally agree with fidget and nut.
Chapelgirl2, can you be patient and do this job properly? I,would spend the winter digging this ground over unless its sheer size makes this impossible. I would clear out as many roots as possible and dig in manure, compost etc. Then level it to suit your gradient as you want it to be. Then in spring when those weeds start growing zap them with SUPER STRENGTH glyphosate. 3 or 4 weeks later spray again ( spraying is better than a watering can. Use a sprayer dedicated to weeds so that you won't inadvertently use it for feeding plants). It will take most of the summer but another spray again should put,paid to most of those weeds. Meanwhile plan what plants you want in order to start planting maybe in late summer next year. It may seem unnecessary but to plant too soon will make this a frustratingly never-ending project to control those weeds