Slow start with my son breaking my tools … LOL … they were getting a bit long in the tooth at any rate. Working the grass out by first scuffing it with my maddock is job enough for us unfit ones … then we then rake it back and forth to sort the grass out … once that is done, then I begin to maddock the ground which then my son shovel the loose sand into the wheelbarrow. The sand is wet and heavy under all the grass, which I guess it better then being too dry. Sid effect is that wet sand it quite Heavy – and the going it quite tough.
Hopefully we will Finnish the outside walkways tomorrow. One step at a time. Once that is done – the whole scuffing process of 50 square meters is going to be a major job in itself – and thats before we start digging. The scuffing process is actually as heavy as digging – however its is very important to remove as much grass and ROOTS as possible … even in this sand – It will grow back if given the chance – which is why I want a 2/1/2 foor wide and 20cm deep trench all the way around. I will do walk ways in between as we create raised beds – not to high – or not as high as my clay raised bed, but I will do something similar with the layouts as I have will all.
Soil preparation will take a long time – there is a very hard layer under this sand as well – I will have to show you guys – other factor to consider is making a small wind break with weed mat along a wire fence … but will not worry until I have the bed made with some trailer loads of compost from the land scape supplies.
It’s going to be slow going – Hopefully my son will stick it out for a good workout and a tan. LOL
That’s a wrap guys –