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How do I fill this area in readiness for grass?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Mutley56, 20 May 2018.

  1. Mutley56

    Mutley56

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    Hi all,

    Thanks in advance for your useful advice. I want to fill this area in readiness for grassing over, either turfing or waiting for nature to seed it like the surrounding area. Up until recently, the area was filled with play bark around a climb / swing combination.

    The area is approximately 19 square meters and 15 cm deep. What do I fill it with, top soil or other material then top soil to finish it off?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mutley56
     

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    Yes fill with topsoil, about 4 or 5 tonnes, have a look on your local gumtree
     
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    That sounds a bit optimistic!

    Either turf or seed it yourself.

    I’m sure you can find good youtube videos of how to prepare the surface for seed.
     
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  4. Mutley56

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    Thanks for the replies,

    The surrounding area did self seed after i removed the jungle of brambles that were present when I moved into the property. I did lay a lawn closer to the house as I wanted an instant grassed area. I was unsure if top soil was for dressing over a different type / grade of soil or was needed to fill the entire area.

    I now know.

    Thanks again.

    Mutley56
     
  5. endecotp

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    That’s quite impressive, then. I guess that perhaps the brambles were growing in old turf that could just spring back into life once the weeds were gone?
     
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