What is the best plan for a plot of mud..?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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harveybobblesharveybobbles Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
So, at the end of the garden there is a section about 40x80ft.

It was grass last year, but it is now 10 inch deep mud. What would be the best wat to get rid/reduce the mud and get it back to grass?

The mud was caused by the chickens and the pig, which have since been moved elsewhere..


  • The soil has likely been compacted by the pigs and there's no earthworms left alive.

    If it was a dryish area before, leave until spring then get a 1 tonne bag of sharp grit and 1 tone of top soil, hire a tiller and dig those in, then returf.
  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    It should be highly fertile given pigs and chicken muck.

    Hire a decent sized rotavator and work it deeply, late spring then seed or turf. This being MSE, :money::money:, and me being me, I'd seed.
    I wouldn't introduce anything else.:xmassign::xmassign:
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    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
  • wallbashwallbash
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    I would do nothing until at least the end of March. Then I would review the options, no point in rushing things now.
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