We have only shale and builders' rubble in our back garden but want to lay lawn. Would we need topsoil/clay if we want turf/sod which already has about 1" soil backing to take?
I have used Gallop to kill grass and moss. If I just dig the garden over leaving all the dead moss and grass will it make matters worse?
I need to return my garden and I want to do it with roll on turf. Do I need to strip the grass or can I just roll theturf on top of old grass. Would I need to put weedkiller on it?
What would you recommend to restore a horse trodden lawn to its original condition as at 4th February. Basically two horses intruded on a lawn one night and left a lot of hoofprints. The lawn is an average square sub-urban back-garden lawn with no flower-beds. The soil is fairly soft and there are just imprints of horses's hooves - see attached photos. Will a roll suffice? Should it be done now in February? Or should we wait until the ground dries out in, say April. Would it need o be aerated? Or is there something else we should do?
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