Growing grass

Hi, I was wondering if any could help me please?

ive just had my front done and before was old horrible hardcore that cannot be moved so I was wanting to grow a lawn on it. My question is can you lay weed blanket down on top then place soil on that to grow grass if its say 5" deep?? The lawn isn't going to be used its just to look nice. Thanks!????image 

Last edited: 16 July 2017 22:29:38


  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 2,486

    Going by the photo you only have a couple of inches in which to put soil which isn't really enough for a lawn. I would seriously think about getting someone in to dig it out or consider artificial grass.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hendrix77hendrix77 Posts: 2

    the photo is deceptive, It's about 8 inch deep. 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,106

    I don't think a weed membrane will help, weed seeds just land on the grass and grow.

    You need to break up that hard core, before you lay the lawn, otherwise there will be no drainage.

    I wanted your soft verges 
    But you gave me the hard shoulder..

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