To rototill or not to rototill.
I am planning a complete renovation soon and plan to add 2-3" of compost to my neglected sandy/gravely soil before I reseed. I have a soil test in the mail including organic content.
I plan to rototill in this compost (2 year old shredded leaf compost from township). Is the rototilling necessary for this ammount of compost? If so, I plan on getting started right away in order to give time for one or two more Roundup applications. Will 2 - 21/2 weeks be enough time for the soil to settle?
If I could avoid tilling what would be the maximum ammount of compost I could spread on top of slitseeding? Dependant upon my soil test results, is it possible to topdress with compost the nexy few years to build it up?
After spending some time on these forums, my goal is to prepare my soil for a transition into a more organic approach for fertilization.
Any input would be appreciated.
Note-I have one of those KBG help treads open but wanted to open a fresh one for this topic in part to some of buzzsaw8's concerns. Bestlawn is a very popular gal right now for her knowledge. I wanted to get her attention for help but gladly will listen to exeryone's opinion. Thanks everyone.