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Can I put new turf straight over existing turf to bring the level up?

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Erebus Thu 04-Apr-13 09:31:38

Our oblong lawn obviously had, at one stage, a wide garden bed on one side, perhaps a 1/3 of the width of the now-lawn. Over the years, that section has subsided a good 2-3". There is a distinct step between the heights. I would like to level the whole thing. Can I just lay new turf straight onto the lower section (on top a thin layer of topsoil, maybe)? Will it survive (watered, etc, of course!)?

nextphase Thu 04-Apr-13 14:33:54

I'd think your problem would come as the turf rotted down, the level will fall again.
Can you lift the current turf and back fill with top soil / compost?

Erebus Thu 04-Apr-13 17:54:44

Good point, next- rethink.

I imagine I'll just end up throwing money at the 'problem' grin.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 04-Apr-13 20:41:32

Just fill with topsoil, firm down well so that the level is correct, and rake in grass seed. Water well and Bob's your uncle.

LittleEdie Fri 05-Apr-13 23:15:14

Yes, seed is the way to go.

Erebus Sun 07-Apr-13 11:28:36

How long does seed take to establish, ooi?

LittleEdie Sun 07-Apr-13 12:25:08

I think it's about 5 weeks before you cut it.

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