Posted: 09/03/2012 at 09:33
I have a 30x50ft new build 'garden' of turf which I want to nurture into a 'real' garden. We're in North Hampshire, however there's a lot of builder's rubble on top of our Hampshire chalk! The turf was laid 18mths ago, the garden is SW facing, the grass grew differently/patchy across the garden last summer. My question is: Should I lift the turf, remove the rubble & improve the soil before I think about design/borders/planting/veg patch? What advice can you offer for dealing with a new build garden?