Hi all I'm a new member from the UK and would be grateful for any help and advice.
I have recently bought a house which has a large garden. The previous owners cleared most of it after it had become badly overgrown. I am now left with a large area (620 sq metres) which I've decided to try and seed to give me a blank canvass to work with. There are quite a few weeds starting to grow through and it is uneven in places as well as being a gently sloping.
I have been getting quotes from local gardeners to do the work which up until now has involoved rotovating with various machines, clearing stones etc. However, i have just been advised that the best and easiest way to do it would be to cover the area with 4 to 6 inches of top soil, roller it and sow the seed on that. It sounds good to me so i was just wondering if anyone agrees or disagrees and why? Big concern is that the weeds will just come back up through the top soil too! ?
Thanx in advance for any comments.