Garden woes

6 Mar 2008
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United Kingdom
Moved into our new house last year and garden is full of stones, conker shells, weeds etc.....just planning new decking (26m2) and began to think about what would be needed to topsoil and turf the rest.

I'll be looking @ 450m2!!!!

Did a bit of pricing up of topsoil at @ 100mm depth and it comes to a hell of a lot of money!!!! Never mind the turf

Looks like I'll be enjoying decking for years to come...whilst picking thousands of stones.....absolutely gutted :cry:
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Maybe not as bad as you think. Professional firm with a heavy duty rotovator, rake flat and take the worst of the stones and weeds off. Leave it for a bit, weedkiller and more raking then turf. Unless you have _seriously_ poor ground turf should do OK - it's surprisingly tolerant unless you want a specimen lawn or some such.

Actually with an area like that I'd use seed. Same procedure, just a bit longer to wait but in a year it'll be fine.

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