Advice on overgrown weeded garden
I am new on this site and would be very appreciative of your help and advice.
When we bought our new home part of it came with extended land that was purchased as additional land to add to the current garden by the previous owner. However the previous owner did nothing with the this land.
It is massively overgrown and then late last summer we started to tackle this. We bought a petrol chainsaw and strimmer and started cutting down little trees and big weeds low to the uneven ground as possible it is covered in old leaves massing from years back.
We had foxes that had built homes in the area and several borrowed area deep in to the ground.
We racked up all the cuttings aside and saw the potential to the garden for the first time and ideally we want a grass lawn area.
This year the weeds are tall again. We did not treat them lat year.
What would you advise to kill all growth in this area of land. Ideally we would want to do it ourselves as will cost a fortune to have it done.
I have read a few things about the killing oxygen supply by laying cardboard over area then covering it bark to kill the growths. These seems economical enough. But will this work?!
We definitely need a big mass of soil later down the line to even the ground and then lay new grass.
To give you a idea I would say the area of land is 150ft long
Last edited: 04 August 2016 15:42:14
Are you talking about the land beyond the wooden path and big tree? I'd guess the previous owners considered it a "wild" garden and were happy to encourage foxes and other wildlife. I have some sympathy with that approach...
How about improving the grass area between the tree and the house, so that the lawn is more lush and less sparse here? You obviously have a lot of trees around, and at the far end I feel grass would suffer from the shade and competition. But it's your garden and of course you can do what you like with it. Excluding light from weeds with cardboard or old carpet is a good way of keeping them down. Really vigorous things like brambles are more difficult to control that way, though.
Should I use bark on cardboard?
How should I deal with the brambles?