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Laying turf on sand/soil?

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YaMaYaMa Sun 10-Jul-11 10:57:16

I need to turf a section of my garden that previously had a patio on it, so the area is covered with sand (previously under the flags). I thought I'd have to move all of the sand and then turf it. But people keep telling me I can lay the turf on the sand. Anyone know if this is true?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 10-Jul-11 22:16:33

Grass grows pretty much anywhere and, if you're getting turf, then it's got a layer of soil to grab onto. I have a patch of sandy garden from having a drive laid once. The sand has quickly got mixed in through digging and worm action. Drains well smile Rather than shifting the sand, if you dig in some compost or top soil before flattening it and laying the turf, you might get better results.

YaMaYaMa Mon 11-Jul-11 09:18:04

Thanks! That's saved me some shovelling grin

echt Fri 15-Jul-11 06:55:15

I bloody hope you can lay turf on sand, as my house is built on what was a sand dune.grin

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