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I plan to widen my drive to put in a path and an alpine bed. This will mean removing about 16sq.m of (poor) turf.
The problem I will have is disposal of the turf as there is nowhere to put it and that's a weight of turf!
My question is - would digging it under be simpler? I would plan to do it soon and wait until after winter to work on it?
Any guidance would be welcome, thanks.



I make two uses for turf.
1 - I make a neat stack of turves, laid upside down, and use the resutant loam for my potting compost mix afer a couple of years.
2 - A couple of years ago we made some raised alpine beds in the middle of a grassed area. After lifting the turf it was turned upsdie down and stacked in the middle of the beds to give raised areas. The stack had a high point and then tailed down to one end. The stack was covered with a generous quantity of good top soil, humus and grit. This was several years ago and the beds still look good.

2 Aug, 2011


I was going to suggest stacking them if you have the room, but the 2nd suggestion by BB sounds as if it would be better?

2 Aug, 2011


Excellent idea, Bulbaholic. Thankyou. And thankyou, too, Drc.

2 Aug, 2011


If you are planning to widen the drive, Ojibway, why not dig down to the depth of your good top-soil and fill the void with rubble or similar. The good soil goes onto your new alpine bed and the new drive goes over the rubble.

2 Aug, 2011

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