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Laying a new lawn - can I mix bark with topsoil?

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by lsg, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. lsg

    lsg Apprentice Gardener

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    I'm converting a children's barked play area to lawn this week. I've removed the bark and membrane in preparation for the topsoil. Some of the bark I removed is quite fine and I was wondering if I could mix it with the topsoil before laying the turf? Does anyone know if I can do this? It seems a shame not to reuse the finer bark in some way... Many thanks
     
  2. Will Ting

    Will Ting Gardener

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    Its not advisable. A small amount won't matter but too much and as the bark rots it may cause a problem like mold.
     
  3. lollipop

    lollipop Gardener

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    As well as leaving the lawn bumpy,- as the little pockets of bark finish decomposing it will sink .
     
  4. has bean counter

    has bean counter Gardener

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    It will encourage fungi as said previously
     
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