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    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 10th Aug 18, 9:07 AM
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    Soil prep before turf
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:07 AM
    Soil prep before turf 10th Aug 18 at 9:07 AM
    Is there an easier way of preparing soil for laying turf other than "heeling" it?
    I did this year's ago and it took absolutely ages and was really hard on the legs.
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 10th Aug 18, 11:19 AM
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    Depends on area, do you have access to a roller? The heeling in is a substitute for rolling

    Maybe a large plank with ropes? lay plank on ground, stand on it, move plank, rinse & repeat until area is completed
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 10th Aug 18, 11:55 AM
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    If you can rent a roller, it will make life easier. I generally do it three times over the period of a couple of weeks. I find that after the first roll, the soil can bulge or dip a little.
    • telemarks
    • By telemarks 10th Aug 18, 12:28 PM
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    At the start of my landscaping career, I was giving this great advice from a lifetime old boy gardener.
    "If its feet that are going to walk on it, then feet need to level it."
    Its the heel - sideslide - heel action that both compacts and levels any small imperfections in the levels.
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