Can I rotavate grass into the soil on my allotment?

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Can I rotavate grass into the soil on my allotment?
« on: April 20, 2012, 21:05 »
Am completley new to allotments! A couple of months ago I was allocated a plot (after 5 years on waiting list) that has not been tended for years and years (and years!!) and is grass and brambles! I have only just managed to uncover the shed!! Have been told this week I must cultivate in 21 days or it will be given to someone else. I have managed a small area by hand, removing the grass and turning the soil over but I now need a slightly quicker fix to get the ground sorted. Am thinking of hiring rotavator. Can I just rotavate the grass into the soil or will that turn into a disaster?
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Re: Can I rotavate grass into the soil on my allotment?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 21:11 »
The grass could well be couch grass and if it is, rotavating it would be an unmitigated disaster. You'd be replanting the roots, a hundred fold.

You might consider glyphosate,  but the current weather is not conducive to the doing this.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!



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