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« on: May 31, 2013, 23:17 »

I have roughly half an acre of land that I need to turn into an allotment, the land is quite overgrown with nettles and long grass and thistles, does any one know what type of tool/ machine is best to get rid of large sections of the grass so i can start growing veg?

If i use a rotavator will the grass just grow back?? Up until now i have been cutting out sections by spade....is there a better way?

Thanks in advance for any help,



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Re: Rotavator?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 23:38 »
hi i would hire a compact tractor with flailmower then rake dead grass off when regrowth starts spray with glyphosate (roundup )leave for 10 days  then hire tractor again with rotavator 2or 3 passes getting deeper with each pass  jezza


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Re: Rotavator?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 16:08 »
Half an acre is roughly 50yds x 50yds so a daunting task with a spade. :ohmy:
What sort of time scale have you in mind and do you need to get the whole area done in one hit?

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