Preparation of Existing Turf?
About 12,500 sq. ft. of the area I want to convert to native grasses and wildflowers currently has lawn on it. Soil tests I have sent to our local agricultural experiment station came back with recommendations for the amount of limestone and fertilizer I should add to this soil in advance of planting the grasses and forbs. They recommended working it in to the top 6" of soil. Most of the reading I have done about preparation involving existing lawns suggests using sod-cutters to remove the top 3" of sod. Since I was told to work the limestone and fertilizer into the top 6", wouldn't I be better off just using a Rototiller instead of using a sod cutter? I know I have to deal with the other issue of killing the existing grasses and weeds before trying to establish a meadow.