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Hi All

I would like some advice on  removing  all plants from this overgrown  area to lay lawn. What is the best way of ensuring all the plants/bulbs/weeds are removed before putting lawn down? And have a much smaller boarder. Because the area is slightly higher than the existing lawn I thought I could rake some of the soil from the overgrown area to level it all out and add some new tuff where needed. As you can tell I'm a novice. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  :)


  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Hi Kelly
    Couldnt upload the photo but this is my advice 
    Firstly, the only way to attempt to clear the boarder is to fork it over and remove all the weeds and plants ups want to remove. I would start again one end of the boarder and systematically 
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Apologies as posted to early 
    I would start at one end of the boarder and systematically fork through the soil to remove as much as you can ( good work out 😀)
    If the boarder is higher than the existing lawn then, as you have suggested, it would be easier to shovel or rack it over to the area for the new lawn until you achieve the right level for your existing lawn.
     Any excess soil to that boarder should be dispersed to other areas of your garden, if that is possible.
    Ensure that soil does not contain any big stones. Rack over the area and cosolidate the ground by walking over and then rack it until it is level. 
    It should now be ready for turfing 
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