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our garden (approx 100m2)was half concrete / half grass. We’ve removed the concrete (tonnes of the stuff) and want to grass the area over. The existing lawn is in very poor condition and very uneven. I’m assuming I’m best lifting the old turf and starting again. Can I just dig the old turf in and then prepare the site ? Or is it best to remove it completely ? Thanks. 


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,968
    If it's just turf and not weeds, I think you're fine to dig it in.  
    Utah, USA.
  • Planting a new lawn is like any good adventure: preparation and planning are key. No matter which planting method you plan to use, you need to prepare the area thoroughly to banish weeds and make sure soil won't immediately crust over or compact into lumpy ruts. John Griggs, a master gardener in West Virginia, says the most important step — and one that many gardeners skip — is testing the pH of your soil. Do-it-yourself test kids are available from nurseries and catalogs, or you can take advantage of the testing offered by your state's designated agricultural university. "It might seem like a hassle, but testing your soil will save you from pouring money into the ground,".

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