Raising the level of a lawn
Hello, We have had our old, very broken up paths replaced with paving slabs and 'mowing strips' put round where the lawn will go. For various reasons I won't bore you with here the level of the path and edges has had to be several inches higher than previously. We were always going to replace the lawn too (it's pretty non existent, full of weeds and worn / pitted, and the building work has finished it off), but the plan had been to remove the turf, add some top soil and then seed / lay new turf. The raised levels mean we need to do a lot more than that! So I'm looking for suggestions on how we can avoid the expense of getting tonnes and tonnes of top soil in (not to mention the fact that access is not easy and all top soil would have to be barrowed through). Can we leave the existing turf, such as it is, and put turf that we cut from areas that are not being relaid to lawn on top, to gain a couple of inches? Is there anything else we can do to riase the level, so that we only need a couple of final inches of topsoil? Any other suggestions? Thanks
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