Help! First timer needs help making a Meadow into a Lawn :)
Hi there everyone,
This is my first post and first project so I feel a bit in at the deep end! My wife and I have bought our first home but due to work haven't been able to get much done outside since we moved in a year ago.
We have a lovely sized garden which I think has the potential to be lovely but it is completely overgrown with meadow grass, thatch and weeds. I've been quoted silly money to have a lawn put in so am looking at doing it myself.
What I'd like to do is kill back the grass and weeds and do whatever I need to so that for next summer I can get a new lawn laid, most probably using turf. My first question is how do I best go about this and does anyone have any good resources they can point me towards reading?
I think I'm going to have to weed kill the whole garden then put black plastic over it for the winter to kill it off and mulch it all up next spring. Can anyone tell me if this is correct and if those timings are realistic - our daughter will be 18 months next summer and we'd love to spend time with her on a new garden lawn!
I've attached some pictures below to help with what I'm dealing with, so any help or ideas are much appreciated!