Laying new turf
I'm a very inexperienced gardener that has just moved into a new home with a HUGE neglected garden.
the garden itself is around 900 square meters and was wildly overgrown.
We have cut it back but we have been left with very weedy grass (that really doesn't look like grass when you're close up) loads of rocks and bricks, larger weeds and a beautiful magnolia tree.
we're really keen to make something of it over the next few years but really don't know where to start. We've finished renovating the house so are left with a rather limited budget.
we thought of a couple of options such as removing all of the grass and weeds, levelling and laying fence to fence turf. We also are considering dividing the garden up into 2 and laying turf at the top and seeding the bottom to keep the costs down.
neither my husband or i know the first thing about gardening so could you offer any advice about where we should start or the order in which we should do things. If new turf is being laid, what do we need ensure is done by the Gardner to ensure the weeds don't invade it again?
any advice greatfully received!