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Levelling a sloped garden and laying artificial grass

Postby Rol1983 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:46 pm

Hi all, first time poster. Looking for a bit of advice for my upcoming garden project.

Planning on levelling a sloped garden (approx 8-10 inches away from the house), thereafter lay artificial grass.

The soil under neath the grass is like clay and I fear trying to level it out by digging, forking, raking would be very difficult.

I was thinking possible adding a layer of aggregate or similar and using this as a levelling tool, ie lay more at the slopped side. Thereafter lay the type 1/sand and prepare the ground the artificial turf.

Would this work and does anyone have any suggestions of the best type of aggregate to use as a levelling substance.

would appreciate any advice.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:51 pm

Hi rol1983
Type 1 should be ok, compact it well before adding 50-75mm sharp sand compacted to give a slight dome.
Use underlay under your artificial grass.
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