Does anyone know if it is ok to cover an existing lawn with a layer of top soil (approx 4-5inches) to level the lawn and then reseed?
As long as you don't have a bad perennial weed problem such as dandelions (which will grow through over a foot of soil covering them), it will work. The buried grass will die and eventually rot down providing some nutrients for the new layer of grass above.
Thanks BobTheGardener. Don't have many weeds, but do have a fair bit of moss.
I think the lawn had been neglected for a few years by the previous owner of the house. We have sandy soil so I'm hoping it's not a drainage issue.
Ah yes it could be the shade That's good to know abo lawn for shade. Thanks.
My garden was at one time an orchard. It has more moss than grass.
I guess it was the shade thrown by the fruit tree's that got the moss growing.
Would I be right to assume this?
How long would it take to recover? I have had a row of conifers (five of 'em) felled.