Turning question

Hi. I am looking to lay some turf and i am not sure how deep I should go with the top soil. My garden already has soil in place, no turf at present. I've read that you need to go 5cm deep with the top soil, but is that really required if soil already exists? Would a thinner layer suffice? Thanks  in advance!

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  • B3B3 Posts: 6,375
    How deep is your own topsoil and what's it like? 
    You don't necessarily need to buy in any.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SmokeyMorrellSmokeyMorrell Posts: 2
    B3 said:
    How deep is your own topsoil and what's it like? 
    You don't necessarily need to buy in any.
    Thanks for the reply B3. For a lot of the garden, the soil is pretty deep. It will need tidying up, stones removed, etc. It probably just needs turning over/rotavating. Some other areas, it's no so deep, so I know that parts will definitely need some tip soil. I'm just not sure if I need to cover the whole garden with new topsoil, or if I'll only need to do some of it.
  • B3B3 Posts: 6,375
    Perhaps you could spread yours around more evenly.
    What's under the topsoil?  
    I suggest you start a new thread because your title  on this one is confusing - something that makes it clear what you need to know - like what depth of soil do I need for a lawn -something like that. Then you'll get some answers from the experts. :)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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