Have just discovered that underneath the vile concrete slabs in our garden there is solid concrete. We wanted to lay a lawn so that DD can play, but can't afford the extra cost of breaking up the concrete (there are lots of other costs like new fencing as well).
Any ideas? Can a lawn be laid in a large raised bed? What about drainage? Are there any other playable-on surfaces that we should consider?
The builder is already on site so we need to decide fairly quickly!
You'll find grass takes well with soil retention matting, it really webs down - you want to buy some hardy grass though - ideally one of the more expensive mixes rather than el cheapo value grass seed.
You do need to keep off it for a month but it's coming up to the season where you will get it watered for you every day so you may not want to be toddling over it anyway. It won't matter if you do though, it'll just take longer to establish.