My wife has decided she wants a garden. The spot in the yard she has chosen has some weeds, grass, wild stawberries, and also has some rasberry plants next to it. What do you recommend we use to kill off everything but the rasberries? I know roundup will work, but it can kill the rasberries if it gets their roots. Also roundup will make the soil steril for around a year won't it? I plan on bringing in a couple of pickup loads of soil, enough to put down about 10 inches on the area. Should I still kill the stuff that's there first? What do you suggest? If I do use roundup (and manage not to kill the rasberries) will bringing in the soil allow her veggies to still grow? ANY and ALL help is greatly appriciated.
PS. I would like to get this done by Thursday night, she is currently out of town and will be back early Friday am - want to supprise her!