One Sunday, we hoped in our car and drove off. We came home to an emerald carpet in our street!
Before we could install the turf, there were some necessary drain modifications and prep work.
First, topsoil had to come out and base had to go in. So our driveway was a temporary stockpile for both.
I made some minor modifications to the old grass layoug (including a new treewell for my eventual lemon tree). I also marked out where I wanted to add drainage.
Trenching for drainage.
Base installation and header board.
Grading and compacting
And finally, it was time to turn it green!
By far turf was the quickest and most rewarding part of the project; in one day it went from dust and dirt to green 'grass.' For the first time in weeks, we could use our yard again!!