Laying Turf on an uneven mess.
First time poster. We moved into a property last year and we are getting round to transforming the garden. Before the work was started it was a mound of very unhealthy grass / earth, a few beds with plants in, collapsed fencing, a huge tree and an asbestos garage. So far we have got rid of the above and so I am left with an area of uneven earth and a broken up garage base.
This was going to be my plan next, but I wanted to get some confirmation from people who know a lot more about it than me.
- The next few evenings will be spent getting rid of the remainder of the garage base – either into a skip, or under the existing Earth to make the garden level.
- Then I was going to hire a rotavator to ensure that the garden is completely level and so I’m not left with any bumps.
- Next, get at least 10 tonne of stones in, or 20 if required and lay them evenly across the Earth to help with the drainage (I have been told to lay the stones at least 2 inches high).
- After the stones I am going to spread the topsoil (can anyone tell me how high the topsoil should be?) and then rake it so it’s all level.
- Finally I will lay the turf and it will look pristine (ideally)!
Can anyone tell me if this is basically it? Or if I have missed anything major?
Thanks in advance,