I need some help regarding my garden project I've taken on board which
is huge specially my knowledge in the area is limited. All
I've got a decent size back and side garden in triangle shape. It has
been neglected by the previous owner to extreme and had got plenty of
weeds. At the moment it looks more like jungle in some areas as I've
started clearing it bit by bit. Once cleared i'll put in a new lawn
(seeding is preferred due to cost), plant some fast growing shrubs on
The reason for growing shrubs is that my garden border is just adjacent
to school's playground, and children tend to come in the garden to
collect their ball by lifting the fence up. Appreciate advice on which
shrubs to go for and best time to put them, as its going to be next to
fence, it gets some sunlight during the day and the soil is really
good, well drained. Plenty of weeds growing in the area at the moment.
Also what will be the best way to kill the weeds so that they don't
come back again / grow too fast. Some of them have got deep roots.
Currently the garden is uneven so planning to get topsoil to put on top
of the current surface (approx 15cm layer of topsoil). Most of the
topsoil will cover the are where new lawn will come. The shrubs side is
even and only need weeds removed.
While clearing and digging I noticed few Spiders (small black kind) in
the garden, is this common or are they of any threat to us or my child
and whats the best possible way to get rid of them.
Just a recap here again.
1. how to kill weeds which are in bulk, throughout the garden.
2. when and Which Shrubs to grow once weeds killed / removed.
3. Lawn seeding best time and when it most likely to be ready for use.
4. Spiders in soil specially clay.
5. Child friendly garden.
Thanks again in advance of all help.
As I've mentioned already I'm not an experienced gardener so will
really appreciate as much help as possible.