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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by cjard, 23 May 2017.

  1. cjard


    6 Sep 2008
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    the building site I'm looking to landscape has, I assume, reasonable topsoil on already; it's certainly well covered with grass, brambles and other vegetation. There is quite bit of work to do with levels, a terracing to install, hardcore to be laid for driveway and paths etc. I assume that I should set about scraping the soil into a pile, set the levels and terraces, then put the soil back.. but what do I do with all the crappy grass, weeds, brambles etc that is on there currently? Do I have to treat it with something chemically to kill it all off/rotavate it first or will being ripped up into a pile for a few months kill most of the flora off?
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  3. r896neo


    23 Feb 2007
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    Spray it, leave for a week then use a brushcutter to slice off the majority of the growth. then pile up the waste and burn it.

    Then scrape off the topsoil and pile it up.

    Use a woody weedkiller like sbk and a normal glyphosate together as glyph will not kill brambles and if you leave them in your pile they will return once you spread the soil back out.
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