Lancashire, United Kingdom
Renovating an old dye works which has 2 mill ponds. The site is on boulder clay and surrounded by woods. Need to grass 2 large areas next spring but at moment they are nearly ankle deep in mud, very wet and partly shaded. One of the areas also has a high content of shale.
What do I need to do to prepare the site? I assume I'll need to add some grit material (how much?) + what grass seed would stand a chance of growing in those conditions ( plants that thrive in boggy areas seem to be growing - golden sedge? and some rushes but as both areas will be seen from the house I would like to have it grassed and keep it under control).
your thoughts would be appreciated.
- 29 Nov, 2009