Ok I am a total gardening novice. We moved into our new house about six months ago, in the back garden is a gravel path (quite large stones), I would like to take up these stones and turf this area (quite a large area 1m x 6m (round the edge of our garden). How should I go about doing this? Can I just lay turf over the top once I have removed the stones? Should I try to do it myself or is it better to pay someone? I have a two year old so am keen to get this done ASAP so he can enjoy the garden. Any advice greatly appreciated! Thanks.
if the path is old or was done properly, it might be on a bed of hoggin or crushed stone, and will not hold water, so you will tend to get a yellow stripe in dry weather. See how far you have to dig to reach normal soil.
Large stones will tend to rise to the surface and break your mower.
btw a gravel path can be used in the wet as it will not be muddy.