wayne fajkus wrote:I agree 100% that disturbances create undesirable weeds to flourish.
Seeds can be broadcast with no disturbance . I do it yearly on a small scale. On a big scale they do it with airplanes. All that is needed is moisture.
Clay balls is another method but ive never seen a need for it.
Travis Johnson wrote:I would do both. If you cannot do that due to cost, then just chisel. /
Cost is not an issue. This can be done by a neighbour for next to nothing.
Travis Johnson wrote:Discing alone will not get the job done as it will just create hardpan below the plow depth. It will not be as bad as rototilling which absolutely destroys soil, but it will not break up the hard pan either. Chiseling will.
Roto-till is what is being suggested!!!
Travis Johnson wrote: Just be ready to pick some rocks! Chisel plows have a way of finding rocks!
Man this area is so full of rocks. When the earthmover was here digging pits we found bowling ball sized rocks and sometimes mini granite slabs enough to build small benches.
Travis Johnson wrote:if you have more questions on saving money by getting the job done without expensive equipment, I can get some pictures for you with results.
I would love to see more. I will msg you or you can post on here as convenient.