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Hello, our property was built 2 years ago and the back lawn is in a sorry state, builders rubble found all over, soil is heavy clay and parts are very boggy and most annoyingly the landscape is lumpy/bumpy and uneven. parts of the lawn bury the bottom of part of the fence!

In the spring I am looking to sort out and would appreciate some advice on my plan:
1 - dig out rubble (as much as possible), dig a drainage channel to help with overall drainage
2 - remove a 6 inch layer from all of clay soil and use a roller to create even/level surface, spike/aerate entire area.
3 - add 6 inches of topsoil (a sandier loam?) to entire area and again use roller to compact/firm up?
4 - lay turf on top, unsure whether its worth going for a shade tolerant turf or normal?

Our garden is fairly shaded at the moment by roadside tree line but we are in the process of removing them.

Any advice or corrections on my thinking would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Posted: Wed. 28th September 2016 08:30