I’ve been struggling for a while trying to save my 12x12 front yard grass from not growing well and dying. Mostly because the clay soil doesn’t absorb any water from the rain and it just becomes puddly/muddy. It can rain on a Sunday and then be 70°F for a week and still muddy after a week of no rain and good sunny weather. The grass has died off in patches and way past trying to have it survive or do any kind of patch fixing.
I’m going to remove all the grass this weekend and replace at least 8inches depth of the clay with better soil that can drain better and the grass can grow better on. Here is my question can I use all topsoil to fill this area to have the best soil or would there be a better mix. After filling up the soil I will lay new sod back down.