New member seeks re-turfing advice.
Good Morning/Evening all,
Apologies to make my first post a somewhat convoluted string of questions but a friend recommended this forum and said there would be people happy to help ,so here goes...
So last year due to time constraints, an impending child birth and a limited budget we laid turf in our back yard. The area we turfed was approx 7x4m so nothing to huge but all the same not massively cheap to do so I'd rather ask and get some advice than make a guess and possibly find myself in this situation again in 12 months time.
The grass bedded in nicely and looked great throughout summer last year but over winter it's struggled. Due in part I suspect to the very clay like soil about a foot down, the sheer volume of water that's fallen over Autumn and Winter and also i again suspect down to not enough topsoil being laid down in advance of the turf?
I can and will post pictures if it'd be of use to anyone but I'll have to hang on until its light this morning to take a couple of pictures.
Essentially the turf isn't level and there is almost stripes running the length of the grass (perhaps where the turf joins were?) where the level is a clear 2 or 3 inches lower that the level of the grass.
Now I'm pretty confident I've cut corners in at least a couple of ways at the time of laying last year but my main queries are as follows.
1.Is there a way to rescue the turf that's already down and fill in the significant patches where the grass has failed to grow along with the little pits where it appears the soil has washed away almost?
2. If it's not easily rescue-able then would the following approach work; Pull up the turf that's down, flip it over so the remaining grass is facing down, add more top soil and re-turf/seed on top of there once I've got it more level and given it a deeper layer of soil to bed into?
I'm pretty sure that I had another question but I'll leave it for now in the hope that my sleep deprived brain see's fit to remember once the baby has returned to sleep.
Thanks for now folks and sincere thanks in advance for any replies or advice you fine folks can suggest.