Hi, I am new to this site and I was wondering, if anyone has any advice on laying turf.
I put turf down 1.5 years ago but unfortunately, the roots didn't grow very deep.
After about 4 weeks brown spots appeared everywhere and they didn't go away. It looked terrible and I decided to start again. I started pulling out the grass and discovered that the roots didn't grow very deep.
The soil is very hard. I assume it's clay soil. The first time we put turf down we used one of these garden rollers to flatten the soil. It probably didn't help, because it made the soil more dense.
Does anyone know, if I should loosen up the soil before I put the new turf down? Should I ad anything such as sand? And how much?
Does anyone know what kind of turf would be suitable to grow on clay soil? The first time around I used some kind of ornamental turf, which was probably not the right choice. Would stadium turf grow better?