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Crazy paving

I'd like to get rid of crazy paving and create flower beds instead.  Any ideas welcome

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,088
    Break up and remove the paving along with any hard core.  Fork over or take a mattock to what lies below as it will be compacted and fairly lifeless  as wel as impenetrable to roots then, depending on its condition, import some top soil and/or soil improver such as well-rotted compost and manure from a reputable source and fork that in. 

    Let it settle then add some more soil improver in a general layer and plant according to your taste and local climate and soil acidity or alkalinity.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks!  That's really helpful advice
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,088
    It'll be hard work but worth doing well.

    Don't forget the before, during and after pics and holler if you need help with choosing plants.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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