Could you give us some more details so we know what you are working with?
You can do that. It’s best to level as much as possible. Then add a frame, usually wood, to pour your ready mix into.
What is your project?
If you just mix some concrete and pour it on the ground it will not be level or safe. will probably crack after a while too. If you want to make a path or rocks there is a different method to work to. What are you wanting to achieve?
Are you trying to pour a cement pad? If so, Here is what we did....
If not, please provide more specific info so we can help you better.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.hunker.com/12003024/how-to-pour-concrete-over-dirt
Hi Beverly, without knowing what you're attempting to accomplish, it's difficult to provide excellent advice. Since concrete is somewhat liquid, you need some type of frame or barrier to keep it from spreading out like pancake batter and being thick in the middle and then on the edges. Best to make a plan, learn the process well before continuing a project for best results.
Here is some info for you as well
If the dirt is hard packed, and if you live in a climate that freezes in winter, then the dirt should also be dry. You would be better to get some sand that packs down good, put at least 2 inches of packed sand down, then pour concrete. Good Luck
I hope you concrete project turns out GREAT!!
Here is how to make a concrete slab for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1XFWNT7pAM
There's a lot that goes into pouring concrete successfully so you'll need to do some good, thorough research first.
Hi Beverly: You will, most likely, have to set up boards to make a form to contain the concrete. Then there is the mixing, pouring, leveling, etc., but it can be done. If you are making a walkway, you can use the forms that look like rocks and just pour the Quikcrete mix into those. Follow the directions. You don't have to dig and make the dirt level, just make it about the same thickness all around. Good luck