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Laying garden turf


By Triffid

United Kingdom Gb

Shaded position beneath trees about 20 metres long. Good soil but stoney.



Rake it and rake it until the soil is a fine tilth and all the lumps have gone. Keep picking out the stones all the time. Then after you have laid the turf keep it well watered for the first week or so.

10 Jun, 2009


You'll get better results with a seed mix for shady areas, but then you'd have to be even more rigorous about stone removal.

10 Jun, 2009

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