Compacted clay soil
Help! I'm planning, finally, to get rid of the decorative chippings that the previous owner laid over the entire garden and lay a lawn. But having scraped them off, I'm now confronted by an incredibly compacted, heavy clay soil that I can't even penetrate with a fork. Has anyone got a suggestion? I will be laying top soil over it, but only have enough to cover the area up to 10-15cm deep.
Any suggestions? Not sure if a rotavator (never used one) will work on such a heavy clay.