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Grass sods suitable to use as top soil for a raised border?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To jump on the bandwagon - we've just dug a fairly substantial bed and have our sods piled in a corner as suggested, mostly upside down but not all. Theres plenty of stone through it - careless developers - will it still make good compost, it was fairly compacted clay to begin with? Also do you need to cover it or just leave it to do its thing? When will you know whether its ready - and how do you stop weeds growing on top?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: don't ever waste a green-grass sod. It's worth a £ or a € Reply with quote

Take stones out as you go, by which I mean through the gardening year. Stones provide hardcore (see my reply to your other post) and backtrack on this here thread to find out just how valuable top-sods are. There are at least 16 posts to this thread over a period of 14 months and you owe it to yourself to read the lot!

EDIT: 28/04/09 I've taken off the underlining and put in italics so you know to read back (and forward) from this post.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very impressed with your reply to my other post walltoall, you're a star. Is there supposed to be a hyperlink in your post, not linking me anywhere but my computer is acting the maggot recently!! will do a search on sods, so no matter.

Cheers again, mine of info this guy (I'm assuming it is a guy?)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again...
The hyperlink won't work for me either and can't find said posts in search, so Walltoall or Needtoknowhow - can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe walltoall meant this thread that you are on now greengiant.
To backtrack just click the red " Previous" link near the top of the page.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: read my post not my lips Reply with quote

You got it GPI! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks to you both.
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