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Leveling garden to Turf

Posted: Yesterday at 16:22

If your soil is half decent you don't need to put down topsoil. What you have done so far is fine. The aim of rolling it is to level it and firm it, not compact it. Just go over the soil with the rake and break it up, levelling it as you go. Don't get too hung up on having it as level as a billiard table - you will be able to judge by eye whether it is OK. Then put your turf down on top of the raked soil. 

It looks as though your lawn will be higher than the gravel path so you will need to put an edging along there. 

Shrub Id please

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 21:57

It can grow to 80ft+. And will never be happy or look right if you try to prune it into a shrub like state. If you do not want to have a tree in that spot, dig it out. 


Posted: 22/08/2017 at 21:54

Have a look on Youtube. Lots of videos for sharpening tools.

recovering 'hedge'

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:27

Neighbours can be the pits. I have the opposite to you - a neighbour who does not cut the boundary hedge even though its his. I have had to cut it for the past 10+ years and its a mixed hedge so not so easy!!!

Help .. need a plant for privacy

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:25

You can also buy frosted film that would do the trick and still let the light in. 

Perennial Shade Collection

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:20

Gosh I have never noticed them going for my meconopsis in my garden. Perhaps they are too well hidden to be found!

Lay New Turf

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:17

Either fill it in with soil from your borders or buy a bag of ji no. 2 or MPC if you have any handy. For an area that size you could just level and firm it and then sow some grass seed. 

Dwarf deciduos shrubs

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:14

There is a dwarf philadelphia which are really tough plants so that might do ok. Manteau d'Hermine although there may be others. 

Shrubs for Planter

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:10

Presumably you do not want dense planting that will block the light but something that would give a bit of privacy. I'm thinking perhaps some of the taller grasses or even bamboo. 

Flooding lawn

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:05

Is the whole garden soggy or does it run into a section? Thinking you may need to dig a soakaway if it runs into one particular area. Or you may need to lay some French drains.

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