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    Default Decent topsoil and grass

    Where in the greater CT area can one find a decent topsoil without breaking the bank? I am prepared to fetch it at source if needs be.
    I want to put grass down on my beach sand in Parklands after the combined effects of the drought, 2 puppies and a tortoise have reduced what little we had to zero.
    This time, I want to "anchor" it on a decent foundation of soil so it doesn't suffer like the original did on the sand.
    When I bought the house, the grass close to the house was on a soil bed and thrived, but it was built over, and the outlying grass was on the sand, which was never very strong or hardy.

    Then, I will need grass...preferrably not Kikuyu, I had patches of a fine leafed runner grass that I liked a lot until the Kikuyu strangled it out, and as I have literally NOTHING at the moment, I'd like to start from scratch.
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    Default Re: Decent topsoil and grass

    Stanler farms in Durbanville for topsoil - they also deliver.
    Greenview farming - also in Durbanville - for grass (look at their website)
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    Default Re: Decent topsoil and grass

    Seed the topsoil with cowdung if you can find some.

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    Default Re: Decent topsoil and grass

    Here is the one I am after, one of very few survivors in my little patch of mini-Sahel that the Esiotrot hasn't managed to nosh yet...

    Is this called Cynodon/Kaapse Fynkweek?
    I like look of Cynodon as it is indigenous to the Cape, drought resistant, so less watering will be needed and it handles traffic well according to the Greenview website.

    Interestingly...it also seems to be a Category 2 Invasive species, curious for an indigenous plant. Then again....this IS the ANC we are dealing with...

    So, what is the opinion...if I can get the Cynodon (it is still listed on the site) or is there a better hard wearing sun AND shady tolerant non thirsty grass instead?

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    Default Re: Decent topsoil and grass

    The grass mentioned above, for some reason, it was too big to post...
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