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Hi. We bought a house which had a front garden that had been left to nature for many years. Brambles, nettles & weeds galore. Unfortunately the elderly lady who lived there was unable to tend to the garden or had any family to help. The front garden is approx 10m x 30m with a fall of approx 2m over its 30m length. I stripped everything down to ground level last year. It's part of a much larger house renovation and the gardens to the side and rear of the house are larger and were in an even worse state than the front image anyway, what do I need to do to prepare the ground to lay turf over the area. There'll be borders and beds eventually. I know at some point I'll have to compact the ground but I don't fancy shuffling over such a large area by foot! What are my alternatives? I do own a 'whacker plate', is that to extreme? Many thanks


  • shiloshilo Posts: 5
    Ok...I can see nobodies interested in this one. If anyone knows if its been covered before, a link would be great.

  • shiloshilo Posts: 5
    Thanks Verdun. Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away.
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