I have 2/3 of my lawn bare and plan to re do it. The soil is compacted and most of the bare area is shaded.
I was thinking of turning the soil over with a rotovator and adding fertiliser before turfing with shade tolerant grass. The area is 32"x16'. I am looking to do the job with the minimum of effort and expenditure. Is it necessary to add fresh topsoil? I am based in London, U.K. Thanks for your input