ChatterBank0 min ago
Our back garden is in a terrible state. 90% weeds and 10% grass! Our land lord has agreeded to re-turf it for us if we rotivate it first.
My question is when is the best time to returf a garden and what should we do before laying the turf to make sure the weeds don't just come back?
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If you rotovate it, all the annual weed seeds will germinate as they are exposed to the light and you may find any perennial nasties like bindweed nettles and dandelions will get chopped up into small pieces and regenerate also. so If you rotovate then make sure you pick out every little piece of root left behind. I would buy some glyphosate, spray it , wait until everything dies then rotovate and spray off or hand weed the annual weeds. then when its clear put down your turf. I have never seen a pre-emergence weedkiller on sale so I think thats available overseas only. Glyphosate does at least break down on contact with soil and is ok with pets according to the label . You need to make sure its all flat too!