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The original state.
Fence between court 3 and new court 4 area removed.
Long grass removed from new court 4 area.
Laser-surveying the levels.
Work paused while an issue over the levelling of court 3 is resolved.
Underground concrete foundations for former tennis court net-posts come to light in the new court 4 area.
The top 2 cm of soil is removed by a Koro machine.
The former tennis court net-post foundations cause some trouble.
Deeper excavation on court 3 - removing the next 10cm of soil.
Levelling court 3. Two concrete tennis net-post foundation blocks now removed.
Deeper excavation on court 4. Four more concrete tennis net-post foundation blocks removed.
More levelling work. Some temporary fencing added around the court 4 area.
More levelling work on both courts.
Replacing the original topsoil. 3 hours lost with a burst hydraulic hose.
Spreading the first batch of replaced topsoil and levelling with the Laser Grader.
Remainder of court 3 topsoil replaced, but further work limited by a heavy rain shower.
Too damp for further earthworks.
Further surface preparation.
Spreading the first layer of new topsoil.
More topsoil spreading.
Remaining topsoil spreading and surface grading.
Final surface preparation.
Seeding and fertilising.
The germination blanket is laid. Rain is forecast for tonight, so the seeds should be off to a good start.
Five days on from laying the blanket, and a couple of rain-fronts and a frost have passed. No growth visible so far.
Ten days on from laying the blanket. The weather has been cool with occasional rain. Still no grass growth visible.