Rotavator to tame paddock? Will it work?
We have a paddock out the back, but no animals to eat it, and therefore it has gone to pot a bit - covered in docks, nettles, cow parsley etc. My husband, some years ago, hired a mini digger to scoop off the top layer of part of it, which we then raked and re-seeded to form a sort of pitch of better quality grass which we now mow and keep in order. Since then, access difficulties mean we can't get a digger in, but I am keen to repell the army of weeds and extend the 'tame' area. I am wondering if a rotavator would do the job - the problem is that the ground is full of bits of sandstone, about the size of the human fist, which I keep pulling out and disposing of. Would they keep snaring the rotavator up, or would a heavy duty one be able to cope with them. I have never used a rotavator before and don't want to hire one only to find it can't cope. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom.