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Levelling Garden

I have a somewhat small garden which was initially on 2 levels,lower patio and then raised up about 10/15cm
I am in the process of levelling everything,re laying patio and turf
I have encountered that towards the back there is hardcore once you dig about 7cm...does this mean I will have to break up the hardcore and then re fill?
Also some places(where I am going to turf)I am able to level however after this there seems to be a couple of inches of soil and then its hard ground
How much topsoil would I need to lay turf 
If not enough would I need to dig out hardcore and then refill with topsoil to have a good lawn?
I'm a total novice so apologies for the silly questions! 


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    The end result, will totally depend on the initial preparation, so I think you know what is coming!

    You want around 6 inches of top soil for any lawn and no hard obstructions under it that could prevent drainage in winter and lead to dry patches in summer.

    Welcome to the forum btw!
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 121
    What do you suggest I do then
    I now understand why it is on two levels...!
    But surely one level would be nice for a small area...
    Is that 6 inches after compacting or including  
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 121
    Appreciate the welcome
    Hopefully I can benefit,can't contribute much...:)
    Another question was about sleepers,do I need something like paving blocks between turf and sleepers or can turf touch sleepers,in that case would I have issues when cutting grass?
    I'd rather do in one go than have to trim lawn and then do sides
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