How to lay rolls of lawn turf

In this video clip, Monty Don demonstrates how to lay new turf onto prepared soil, so that the edges knit together evenly.

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In this clip from Gardeners' World, Monty Don demonstrates how to lay new turf onto prepared soil, to make sure it knits together well and roots in quickly to create a seamless green sward. He shows you how to cope with awkward joints between two strips of turf and create a curving edge to the lawn. He also considers the pros and cons of using turf versus sowing grass seed when creating a new lawn.

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