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    • rabialiones
    • By rabialiones 13th Sep 17, 10:14 PM
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    laying/sowing turf?
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:14 PM
    laying/sowing turf? 13th Sep 17 at 10:14 PM
    i have clay-type soil., was considering laying artificial grass, but the price is way more than i expected, so decided on normal grass.

    i have spread some sand over the soil, it has made a little difference , but not much.

    what type of soil should i place over this for either the rolls of turf or seed it.

    would top-soil be ok, or would something a bit more coarse be best.

    any advice appreciated
    thanks
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 14th Sep 17, 6:19 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 6:19 AM
    Topsoil is fine. Did the old grass die off? Or is it a new grass area?
    • rabialiones
    • By rabialiones 15th Sep 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:53 AM
    partially new grass , partially weeds/grass
    would the top soil not just sink into the clay soil
    i am just wary of having a muddy garden as it is at the moment after rainfall
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 15th Sep 17, 10:58 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:58 AM
    You're always going to have a muddy garden unless you improve drainage.; I know what it's like, as my parents live in a heavy clay area.

    A bit of sand and top soil sitting on top won't make much difference.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 15th Sep 17, 12:43 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:43 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 12:43 PM
    The topsoil won't sink in as such, but you are best to dig drainage trenches first.
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