Process for clearing garden and sowing lawn from seed
I recently bought a house with a good sized L-shaped garden (c.142m sq.) which has overgrown with weeds and needs a total revamp.
It has a small apple and plum tree (which I'm hoping haven't died) which I plan to keep, and a concrete path with a wide border lined with house bricks (loads of them) to the right, both of which I want to remove.
The plan is to spray everything with roundup (apart from apple and plum trees), level it as it's quite uneven, and then sow with everyday seed.
I've been researching and want to see if you think the below is a good plan and if you have any tips to ensure success please?
Starting in early March
1.) Spray everything with roundup (leave for 2 weeks)
then another 2 weeks to complete....
2.) Dig up soil, weeds, bricks, stones, dead tree stump, hedges, and bits of lawn
3.) Level the soil for whole garden - what's the easiest way to do this?
Leave for another 2 weeks so soil settles then in mid-April I can...
4.) Sow general purpose seed, rake and roll. Water once a day if dry and warm for April (I don't have time to do more).
Garden gets good sunlight and soil seems of good quality (although I'm very inexperienced).
Sit back and watch it grow and chuck a bit more seed down in September to cover any bare patches.
Is this a good plan of attack before the real fun starts?