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

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
3 replies 876 views
harveybobblesharveybobbles Forumite
9K Posts
✭✭✭✭
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..

Replies

  • 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
    12.8K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    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:
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    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
    17.8K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would do nothing until at least the end of March. Then I would review the options, no point in rushing things now.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Tesco Clubcard rule tweaks

Be careful when converting points to Cineworld

MSE News

£148 of Ciaté nail polish for £35

Via its Advent calendar (norm £59 delivered)

MSE Deals