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    Is top soil needed for new turf?

    Gardeners

    Do you always need to add top soil when laying new turf down? Or is it only when you need to level out the area?

    Asked by Hana on 29th Apr 2021
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    Lanore Cleaning Service Ltd

    "If your soil is poor quality and has been neglected over the years, give your turf the best start at adapting to it's new environment by adding a layer of topsoil. Turf ideally needs around four inches of top soil to root in."

    Answered on 30th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Gary's Handyman

    "It is a good idea to add some top soil as long as the ground is level and when it's not you would have to use it to level out"

    Answered on 30th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    1 man and his dog....

    "Depends on the soil, if good quality then you’ll be ok without. Ie no stones bigger than a pea and no clay in the top 6 inch"

    Answered on 1st May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Cutting Egde Gardening LTM

    "When you lay turf you have to level it and put sand onit before you lay the turf"

    Answered on 30th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Bodan Home & Garden Services

    "If the soil is of bad quality and has been neglected over the years, give your turf the best start at adapting to its new environment by adding a layer of topsoil. Turf ideally needs around four inches of topsoil to root in."

    Answered on 15th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    We Mow For You Landscaping

    "Both- top soil is a feed for the new turf and help in so many ways."

    Answered on 20th Jun 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    M&k Handyman

    "I would always lay new soil down to give it the level and plus it will make it more sponge and don’t forget the membrane to stop the weeds"

    Answered on 18th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    G J Groundworx & maintenance

    "The short answer to this question is "yes"

    Turf will need around 10 cm minimum of good quality loose soil for the turf to "root" into and get the best results"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    AMAETHON GARDEN CARE

    "If your soil is determind is to be light in colour, with low nutrients and drainage i.e. to much clay, to compacted.
    You have to add top soil"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Rjm fencing

    "Yes you do as it’s how the grass grows properly and how it bonds to the ground"

    Answered on 30th Apr 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

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