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To re-turf a garden can you just lay turf on top?

Have been told that I can lay new turf over an existing lawn/turf, have I been told this info by a cowboy or can it actually be done like that?


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    I supose it depends on whether the site is level and how much weed is in it. I have been slicing turf off of my garden to make into beds, put it on a bank, 2 turfs deep and its well growing.

    I dare say you will get lots of real practical advise on here, so wait for some more comments. Personally, i would if it was level and weed free.  Saves a lot of work if you want a quick job.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Just requires a re-turf that's all, it's very mossy & patchy etc
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,961

    Agree with Edd - it'll just curl up and die image  If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well, and all that jazz image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Ah so it was a cowboy who told me this, I thought as much...I have laid turf before but when he told me this I thought I was missing a trick....Thanks everyone image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167's a bit like the cowboy who told me that he could lay laminate flooring over carpet...image

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    I will keep an eye on my bank then, i wonder how long it will take to die.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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