London (change)
Today 21°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 13°C

Gareth Ramsey


Latest posts by Gareth Ramsey

4 returned

Lawn turf and rubble query

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 11:27

Thanks for the replies.  I'd read that 6" was the ideal depth for top soil, is that not the case?

Lawn turf and rubble query

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:18

Thanks for the help.  So do you think I shouldn't worry about adding sand to the gravel before covering the gravel with a membrane?

Lawn turf and rubble query

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 17:54

Hello

I've recently removed the old, rotten decking in my back yard and was hoping to lay some turf down. However, below the decking appears to be at least 8" or more of rubble and hardcore and bits and pieces. I've been looking online at depths needed for top soil etc, and about drainage. There's plenty of drainage, but the gaps are going to mean that top soil on its own is just going to wash away when it gets wet.

I've attached an image, which hopefully will show up, and demonstrate the situation.

If I add a layer of gravel and sharp sand, then lay 6" of topsoil before adding turf, will that be sufficient to stop the soil washing away so my lawn would stay green?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26269.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26270.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 Thanks

 

Lawn turf and rubble query

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 17:48

Hello

I've recently removed the old, rotten decking in my back yard and was hoping to lay some turf down. However, below the decking appears to be at least 8" or more of rubble and hardcore and bits and pieces. I've been looking online at depths needed for top soil etc, and about drainage. There's plenty of drainage, but the gaps are going to mean that top soil on its own is just going to wash away when it gets wet.

I've attached an image, which hopefully will show up, and demonstrate the situation.

If I add a layer of gravel and sharp sand, then lay 6" of topsoil before adding turf, will that be sufficient to stop the soil washing away so my lawn would stay green?

Thanks

4 returned

Discussions started by Gareth Ramsey

Lawn turf and rubble query

Replies: 5    Views: 2687
Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 11:27

Lawn turf and rubble query

Replies: 1    Views: 500
Last Post: 01/07/2013 at 19:04
2 threads returned