10 Jul 2016
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Hello. I had 2 small sheds on these 2 small areas. It was previously grass but I dug it up and used gravel grids to lay the plastic sheds on. My question is, can I use the existing soil that is there to plant grass seeds in March or should I fill it with new soil? Thanks in advance.


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Soil will be fine but get rid of the gravel and you may want to dig it over to remove any compaction
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It wouldn't hurt to stick a fork in and work it across the area you want to seed, just to aerate the soil; rake it up/down then left/right to work out any large stones, maybe add a little liquid feed and perlite. If you dig too deep you'll end up with a raised level.
What's the drainage like?
You may need to raise the level above the yard to help the grass roots get all the moisture rather than water sitting on top.
Once you've planted make sure you don't walk on the surface for a few months and cover it with fine mesh netting - otherwise the bloody pigeons will treat it as a snack bar!

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