afternoon all, recently purchased our first house and have really only
been concentrating on the house but the time has finally come when i'm
allowed (my girlfriend is the boss!!) to get stuck into the garden.
the garden itself is not that big, but its quite steep (probably a
gradual difference of 4ft from the top of the garden to the bottom). i
have removed over 15 tonne of concrete that the previous owners had laid
down. this has caused the ground to be quite "undulating"
im currently in the process of wheelbarrowing 19 tonne of soil that was
kindly given to me by a neighbor (who was digging a swimming pool) so im
trying to get the garden to sort of level. i understand that it will
never be flat but i don't mind.
the soil that i was given seems to be sub soil. so far i haven't found
one worm (that's a bad sign im guessing!!) whilst digging in it. i have
been in touch with local horse riding stables who said that i can have
as much manure as i want (which was nice of them) so im going to put
loads of rotten manure in hoping that it will improve the quality of the
i have to build a retaining wall/ fence at the bottom of the garden to
stop all the soil i brought in ending in the garden behind us too, looks
like im going to be a busy boy this summer
is there anything else i can do to improve the soil quality?
how it started