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New turf laid full of stones

hi had my garden landscaped, the new turf was laid down on Monday, today I removed two handfuls of small slate type stones....where have they come from?!?!? Surly they don’t sell turf containing stones?
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  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Hi 
    Was the soil prepared properly by the landscapers carrying out the work. The soil should have been racked throughly and all large stone removed prior to the lawn being laid.
    Obviously, it could be that the turf does have some stones in it but if it’s come from a reputable supplier, then the turf should be stone free, Does the turf look green with no yellow streaks or showing bumps underneath it 
    Personally, I would contact the landscaping company that carried out the work and request that they return and give an explanation on why this may have happened and take it from there 
  • AichAich Posts: 11
    Hi 
    Was the soil prepared properly by the landscapers carrying out the work. The soil should have been racked throughly and all large stone removed prior to the lawn being laid.
    Obviously, it could be that the turf does have some stones in it but if it’s come from a reputable supplier, then the turf should be stone free, Does the turf look green with no yellow streaks or showing bumps underneath it 
    Personally, I would contact the landscaping company that carried out the work and request that they return and give an explanation on why this may have happened and take it from there 
    Underneath the turf they laid down a sandy pebbly material, then underneath that they laid down more pebbles which were racked and flattened, underneath that they laid down more pebbles mixed with soil....and now we have loads of small pebbles sitting in the turf?! Can’t get a hold of the landscaper, he said he’s very busy. The turf is green, no bumps, looks good except for the pebbles. At first we thought it was malicious by a neighbour but no our camera did not detect anything! 
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Hi Aich 
    i cant understand why they would lay pebbles/stones when preparing the soil underneath. As I said before, they should have racked the soil, removed all large stones, then walking over the area to consolidate the surface. This should have been done until the lawn is level and compounded enough for the turf to be laid.  Any depressions in the soil should have been levelled out with top soils 
    i would tell the “landscaper” that he has an obligation to return and check the work he has done if you are not satisfied with it. 
    Best of luck 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,264
    I'm slightly confused. I can understand adding gravel to the mix [I assume that's what you mean by pebbles?] as it will help with drainage in heavy soil, but it all sounds upside down. The roots are having to travel a fair bit to come into contact with the actual soil if there's a layer of sand then a layer of pebbles/gravel. There should be a decent layer of good soil,  firmed then lightly raked, for the turf to sit on and get the roots established.
    How deep are the layers? 
    It's slightly worrying that you can't get hold of him as he's 'too busy'.  :/
    Have you got a pic of the area, Aich?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,615
    Beat me to it Fairygirl, l was about to ask for a photo ! @Aich did you take any photos as they were doing the work? Also where did you find the landscaper, was he recommended by someone else ?
  • AichAich Posts: 11
    Please comment 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,615
    Try again @Aich, think your post went wrong ?  :)
  • AichAich Posts: 11
    Please comment 
  • AichAich Posts: 11

  • AichAich Posts: 11
    These stones were scattered all over yesterday I managed to pick up two handfuls 
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