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Turfing on top of sub base

Hi all! Just bought a new build property and the back garden is thick clay. Originally wanting artificial grass, I've dug down 3/4 of a foot and ordered type one sub base as the ground was really boggy. Now the wife and I have decided for ordinary turfas it's alot cheaper. But as the ground is horrendous could I lay the sub base I've ordered then place topsoil then lay the turf? should all be well? The sub base is very earthy and plenty of stones. Many thanks Daniel

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  • If the sub-base was suitable for artificial turf, it won't be suitable for natural turf

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    if the ground is really boggy then best to swap your sub base for straight sharp sand and lay your turf on that

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    consider adding lime before your subbase as it will help break fdown the clay

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    If it's really boggy you may also want to consider a soak-away.

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