Raising the Level of the New Lawn

Hi, Once again i would appreciate some advice on laying a new lawn.  We have cleared our lawn of rubble now that the builders have gone  my poor lawn is now in a very poor state.  We now want to lay a new lawn but firstly we would like to increase the level of the lawn by 4"-6" using good top soil and turf.  My question is, do we put top soil straight on top of the old lawn and then lay new turf or do we need to do any prep work prior to putting top soil down.  


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,833


    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Hi pennymax-remember you made need to increase the height of the edging round your lawn too if you're raising it that amount. image

  • Digger45Digger45 Posts: 6

    grate stuff i to seem to have a realy terrible lawn laid on to ruble not very big and im tempted to kill it of top soil then seed,would it be better to seed later in the year as in cooler times and take longer to prep the area. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,833

    Absolutely right Digger45 - spend plenty of time preparing your seedbed, and sow your lawn in mid September - the soil will still be warm enough for the seed to germinate well, but the weather will be damper so not too much watering will be needed.  And by the time you want to play/lay on the lawn next year, you'll have a well-established greensward you can be proud of image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • bip shahbip shah Posts: 2

    I have a foot path, raised about 2-3 inches all round my lawn . How can I bring the lawn to the same level as the path?

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