I have a question about topsoil / large section lawn repairs.
I've bought my first house and I know nothing about gardening. The man
who used to live there left it to grow wild for years and years.
Its a reasonably large garden (corner plot) and I have removed three
decent sized bushes. I dug out the turf all around the area where the
bushes were. Some of the turf was dead, like moondust, and in other
places it looked insect/disease ridden so I just got rid of it all
(possibly I got a bit carried away).
So I've now got three big holes in my lawn 2"-3" deep. To give you an
idea of size I must have taken 30 rubble sacks of turf and soil to the
tip. These areas rapidly fill with weeds.
My first decision was whether to place down pre-grown turf or to put
down a new layer of soil and reseed it. I'm going for the reseeding
My question now is whether or not to buy fresh topsoil (from B&Q
probably)? The alternative is that I have a flower bed that has been
dug up by one of those bad ass rotovators and I have bags of soil - but
my concern is that it's full of chopped up roots/twigs...
For the top layer I'm thinking I should go for fresh topsoil?