Buying an old house, the yard is a mess
So, I am in the process of buying an old home. It is a 50'x100' lot. There are 8 pine trees, 40-60+ feet. The pines have to go! The little bit of grass that is growing is sparse and brown.
I am having visions of lush grass, hydrangeas, roses, berry bushes, Japanese Maples, dwarf fruit trees, and lots of raised beds. I am hoping this isn't too far off in my future.
Where do I start once the pine trees are gone? I have always been a gardener in spirit, but not yet in practice.
The tree removal company suggested tilling the whole lot with lime, then adding a couple inches of top soil. I've read that might not be the best way to go, but I really have no idea! I will be getting a soil test done as soon as it's for certain that I'll be getting the house.