Bob the Builder
We have all had to have building work done to our villa, whether it was rebuilding a wall or major extension work.
But whatever the project is, it is important to make sure that your lawn is protected.
1) If there is any chance that there will be lots of foot traffic across it from A to B. For example is it the main access point to your driveway?
2) Will your lawn be used as a convenient shortcut for materials to be delivered to.
3) Is it on the shortest route to the skip or where the materials are stored?
* The grass should be protected against wear by spreading the
load - Laying planks down is a great idea.
* The soil should be protected against chemical/building material spillage. Make sure that no cement dust or any other chemicals can percolate through any planks or polythene materials placed on top of the lawn.
* If in doubt dig the turf up and relay once the building work is finished.
Damage to the lawn could take several months to show. And when it does it can be quite perplexing as to why.
The above shows a photo of lawn damage that took several months to appear. Although planks were laid down between the area of the work and the skip, it can be clearly seen that the lawn has suffered. A soil test showed that cement dust (causing a high pH) was the culprit.