So, I wish to convert my lawn
(which is a crappy mix of spotted knapweed and quackgrass) to a polyculture
that is both edible and attracts insects. Here is the list of seed
I have for this, but I want to know the recommendations on how to achieve this conversion;
yellow blossom sweet clover
baby's breath elegans
I will also add
The ideal for me is to walk out of my door and trip over dinner
So, my question is, how do I convert a crappy lawn with these undesirable species into this polyculture? I don't need everything single seed to germinate, or every species to be present, in order for this to be useful to me. Anything is better than the knapweed quackgrass lawn I have now. No, I'm not going to mow this lawn.
a) turn over the entire lawn, and hope the quackgrass doesn't regenerate?
b) Roundup (*gasp*) the whole mess, wait until the glyphosate is out of the soil, till (*gasp*) then plant?
c) sheet mulch
a few tons of mulch (yet to be obtained) on the entire thing, plant into the mulch?
d) till (*gasp*) once, wait for weed seeds to germinate, till again, then plant?
e) Johhny appleseed all the seeds in March and see what happens?
f) solarize the whole thing with black plastic?
a vinegar solution to kill everything?