Hello all. We have recently had a house built and so the "garden" is
just soil and boulders at the moment. We're planning on getting a lawn
down at the end of the summer. We're complete garden newbies as we've
always lived in flats (apart from renting a house previously where we
did mow the lawn). Now we have the chance to start a lawn from scratch
and so would like some advice from people who know, like yourselves.
Location - 30 miles west of Aberdeen
Soil - quite a clay soil with lots of fist sized stones
Area - about 600 sq. metres (although we'll only be laying a lawn on
about 200 sq. m of it to start with)
I have a plan but please advise on how good/bad you may think it is:
Spray all weeds/ground with glyphosate
Spray all weeds/ground with glyphosate again two weeks later
Once all weeds are dead, rotorvate ground (to make levelling easier)
Level and de-stone soil (and possibly add top-soil if needed)
Step 5 (if time permits):
Spray any new emerging weeds with glyphosate
Remove/dig in dead weeds
Are there any flaws or perhaps better ways to establish a new lawn?
Also, I was looking at getting a wide-toothed rake such as the Chelwood
18E or 18K for raking up the stones as these rakes have a 4cm gap
between the teeth. Would you recommend any other or would one of these
do the job well?
Apologies for all the questions, but I really am new to this (plenty
more questions to come on growing veggies etc. but first things first!)
Thanks in advance for any advice you could possibly give.
- posted 7 years ago