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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: lawn on real heavy clay l Reply with quote

I have a lawn on a new build site the builder took off all the top soil and exposed heavy clay , he then put back four inches of top soil and sowed the lawn . After a wet winter the lawn is very rough and lots of stone that have been picked. What I would like to do is have a few tonne of sand spread and level out the rough places on the lawn would this work
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be too hopeful. For a lawn to grow well and give good service over the years it needs good drainage (unlikely over heavy clay, without work to break it up) and also a good depth of decent quality top soil - at least six to eight inches.
Your best bet might be to start from scratch over the summer and re-seed in September. Before you do, think about how much lawn you need. Grass takes a lot of mowing!
For good info, look up previous posts on this subject.
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