Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:52
NO....don't use salt.
NO to rotovator
Glyphosate is best and easiest solution. Can you hack down the worst of the weeds etc.....maybe level enough to,hack and then run a lawn mower over it? Then wait week or so for new weed regrowth and spray with glyphosate. Come September I would dig and turn in....trench in.....the top dead and dying folIage putting it in upside down.
When everything is clean and buried just level. Walk....heel....and rake, walk and rake and walk and rake again. Mid September is good time to sow seed so,if you started the whole process soon your lawn will be germinating in late September.
Lawn preparation and sowing is very therapeutic and satisfying. I love doing it