Laying new lawn

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
2 replies 1.8K views
Matt_LMatt_L Forumite
1.5K Posts
1,000 Posts Fourth Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Hoping for some help here..

Our back garden floods a little with heavy rain, reason being is the gardens behind us are about 2ft higher, meaning their rain water drains into our garden..

So firstly im going to put a drain where the flooding is worst, French drain, but I want two raise my garden by about 6 inches.

My question is, can I just put 4 inches of soil on top of my lawn now and then lay new turf on top of that???

"I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like his passengers."


  • -taff-taff Forumite
    12.8K Posts
    Ninth Anniversary 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    Not now no, it's the wrong time of year for turf laying.
    You can raise the height of your intended lawn if you like but then you;ll have a potentially muddy area all winter.
    Leave it till the spring.

    And that way, if it does flood again, you haven't wasted any hard work.
  • sb159sb159 Forumite
    2 Posts
    First Post
    MoneySaving Newbie
    If you didn't get round to this in November then it might be worth thinking about getting started now. 
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Virgin Media & O2 launch Volt

Aims to boost mobile data & broadband speeds

MSE News

Cheap pet insurance

Top comparisons & hot deals

MSE Guides