Posted: 04/09/2016 at 12:51
Bizt, sorry, but what an awful mess that will be! An eyesore and has to be left for several months.
The very best way is to turn your grass in...trench it in upside down about 30 cm or so deep. Add manure, compost mix it into the top few cm's. Then level and firm it by walking on it and raking. Nothing chucked away and no bloomin' sheets of csrpet, plastic or membrane. Yippee
when done you will look at clean,,healthy top soil ready for planting not a plastic sheet to look like a builders' yard. It is an enjoyable and therapeutic process too
I would wait before planting anything permanent for a few months....you can plant shrubs etc.in February or March onwards. However,,I would visit the local GC and buy some bare root wallflowers and plant them out to give colour and scent from late winter. They will be available in next week or two
Last edited: 04 September 2016 12:53:22