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Need some advice. I have been preparing my garden for laying turf. When I got keys of this property in march, rear half of this garden (before tree) was grass and front half was covered in p gravel with 3 small vegetable plots in between. I removed grass and gravel, dug the whole area 6-7 inches, tilled it and shifted soil from rear half to front half to make it level. I then dug and tilled the rear half again. Then I spent some time removing weeds, stones, etc and trying to level it. I am planning on laying the turf during last ten days of October.

- Does soil look level enough? There are small bumps and valleys. Would turf hide these?
- Is leaving soil like this for a few weeks before laying turf ok? Or would I need to rake it again?
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Need some advice. I have been preparing my garden for laying turf. When
I got keys of this property in march, rear half of this garden (before
tree) was grass and front half was covered in p gravel with 3 small
vegetable plots in between. I removed grass and gravel, dug the whole
area 6-7 inches, tilled it and shifted soil from rear half to front half
to make it level. I then dug and tilled the rear half again. Then I
spent some time removing weeds, stones, etc and trying to level it. I am
planning on laying the turf during last ten days of October.

- Does soil look level enough? There are small bumps and valleys. Would
turf hide these?
- Is leaving soil like this for a few weeks before laying turf ok? Or
would I need to rake it again?


See the following which will answer your questions....

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/...e.aspx?pid=410

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Regards. Bob Hobden.
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Very useful article. Thanks.
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Just an update, here is the end result.
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