Tricky Turfing Task

Preparing and turfing a narrow and irregular shaped garden.

Before starting: Lumps, bumps, weeds and mud.


Soil preparation is key.


More planting will be added.


View from hedge back towards house.

Narrow, uneven shaped garden to clear and turf in South Norwood. It took me half a day to clear most of the old grass and weed and level the soil.

I spent the second day further levelling and raking soil into a fine tilth, then laying and cutting turf to form two semi-circular borders, and to follow the angled left hand edge. There were lots of clumps of clay to bag up and lots of mud to clear up after two days of drizzle, but hopefully the new lawn will establish quickly with frequent showers and warm temperatures.

Have tools, will travel!