Keeping a large garden in check

Advice appreciated.

Currently renovating a property with a large garden that we are moving into shortly.
Spending all my time working on the house but keeping the garden in check is killing me.

Weed killer application took me hours and was a complete bust frankly.
Using a strimmer and lawn mower takes me two days and it's back in three weeks.
Thinking of a rotavator to just turn the soil, though no idea long that will take to do?
Happy to spend a few bob on a machine that will save me.
 


Kevj

Striker
Advice appreciated.

Currently renovating a property with a large garden that we are moving into shortly.
Spending all my time working on the house but keeping the garden in check is killing me.

Weed killer application took me hours and was a complete bust frankly.
Using a strimmer and lawn mower takes me two days and it's back in three weeks.
Thinking of a rotavator to just turn the soil, though no idea long that will take to do?
Happy to spend a few bob on a machine that will save me.

I feel your pain. One cut takes nearly two hours and fills the bin.
 
Buy some black plastic sheeting from Taylor Plastics in the town.
Put the sheeting down with some bricks on top and leave it there until you are ready to do the garden in stages at your own pace.
Rotavating the soil will just turn over the weeds back into the soil.

But of course Lion shite over the area first.
 

Will e

Full Back
Advice appreciated.

Currently renovating a property with a large garden that we are moving into shortly.
Spending all my time working on the house but keeping the garden in check is killing me.

Weed killer application took me hours and was a complete bust frankly.
Using a strimmer and lawn mower takes me two days and it's back in three weeks.
Thinking of a rotavator to just turn the soil, though no idea long that will take to do?
Happy to spend a few bob on a machine that will save me.

How big is big? My first thought was a sit on lawnmower.
Depends on the layout and surface, they are not cheap like.
 

DaveH

Striker
I feel your pain. One cut takes nearly two hours and fills the bin.
Same here. I found I can’t get other jobs done because the grass cutting is taking so long. There were a couple of gardeners doing a neighbour, so I have decided to try getting them to do the grass for a few months while I donthe rest.
 

Decentdaysandnights

Central Defender
Ours is a right mess as it has ivy all awa and it’s a constant battle to keep on top of it. The lawns a clip as well but I’m not that arsed enough to spend a fortune on plastic grass.I bought a load of miracle gro lawn feed a few weeks ago and it’s only slightly better.
I just bypass any responsibility by describing it as ‘mature’ and the fact that the ivy at the back is so massively overgrown that it would prevent any would be intruders from getting in.
But as far as advice goes I’d recommend timberline-roe based in leechmere. Lad whose company is is a mate and has all the gear as well as the expertise to sort any garden issues you might have.
 
Benefits of having a large garden and the maintenance work is the draw back.
Cutting grass, watering plants - part time job.
Then come winter the bloody leaves are all over the lawn that you looked after in summer, then it’s getting rid of the moss.
Repeat next year :)
 

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