Lawn on old Patio
Hi, my garden is on a bit of a sloped hill but previous owners leveled and created three stepped stages, two of which were paved over.
On these two levels i wanted to law some new turf. I've lifted up the slabs and was hoping for a bit of cement which I was going to remove to expose soil, on which i'd lay a 4/5 inches of top soil, then the new turf.
However.. on removing the slabs it turns out there is a LOT more cement that I had anticipated and it's quite a bit deeper than i thought too..
From looking on a few other forums have seen a few suggestions:
1. take up the concrete - which i think is out of the question as it's a massive job which i don’t think i can handle myself.
2. Drill drainage holes and add a larger layer of top soil, say 12". some people have suggested laying down some sort of membrane to prevent the top soil from completely running away. I have a hand held kango i can drill some holes for drainage.
Just wondered what if anyone would agree with option 2 here or am i wasting my time and will have a dead lawn within weeks??
pic attached to hopefully make more sense..
Thanks in advance. Ben