New lawn project - where to start?
About 18 months ago I completed a self-build on what was previously grazing land for horses. As expected, i ran out of money completing the build and the landscaping had to take a back seat, but i am now ready to tackle it But i haven't a clue where to start!
It is a large area (45m x 30m) the majority of which will be seeded for grass (I have a 4yr old boy so obviously i need a football pitch!).
i thought i'd lay out the issues i'm faced with here, and hopefully someone will be able to suggest a plan of attack:
1. Soil. There is very little topsoil (none in places). Underneath the topsoil is very thick, very heavy clay.
2. Levels. There are mounds and ruts all over the area due to the equipment used during the build.
3. Weeds. The whole area is covered in all sorts of weeds, grasses and dandelions etc.
4. Edging. The area currently flows straight into the surrounding grazing land. I have not fenced or edged it in order to make using machinery to sort it out a bit easier.
Thats about it for now. I can post pics later if necessary. this is my first time posting, so if it is in the wrong place or i have broken any rules, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.