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can anyone tell me if I can put slate down on top of a lawn without removing the grass first, if I put membrane down on top of grass then the slate

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,778

    Yes, but put down two layers of membrane, first a weed control fabric then a stronger woven landscape membrane.  The reason is that the sharp edges of slate will cut a weed membrane and you will soon get the grass or weeds growing through.  The second layer of landscape membrane protects the weed fabric.  It's a bit more expensive to do this but it will last many more years.  When I did this I also overlapped by a good 6 inches and laid the two membranes at 90 degrees to each other.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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