HELP! Turfing Problem
Hi all reading this
I come here in need of urgent help…
I am completely new to gardening and I thought it would be a good idea to level my garden.
I removed all the old turf, dug out the higher ground and then applied topsoil to level it off once I had pegged it to determine the level.
I then laid the turf and all looked to be great… Until…..
I decided to water it but when I did my foot sank into the soil leaving a massive footprint impression! Arraaarrggghh.
I noticed that after I watered the garden if I trod anywhere then the soil just squashes down. Even the bits where I haven’t trod are no longer level and the ground feels bumpy.
I fear by not compressing the soil fully by rolling it I have ruined my hard work
Can anything be done?
How often and for how long should I be watering it?
Should I be filling in the impressions with more top soil? Should I drench it and then attempt to roll it?
Any help or guidance will be appreciated - I am at a loss what to do