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New Lawn help

Comment from Emma McPherson

In late May we paid a gardening company to rotovate the top part of our garden and lay new turf. This part of the garden had a few large bushes before we got the gardeners in. I first noticed a week or so ago when walking over the lawn there was a spongy patch that felt like it was still lying on top of the soil, and the patch was brown, it felt like there was something under there so we made a small cut and started pulling handfuls of white shoots out. We've left it open to see what happens and the top picture is what is growing through. There is also another patch like this elsewhere in the lawn. There are also quite a few weeds growing, and despite watering religiously every night there are gaps between the strips of turf. What can we do? I've tried calling back the gardener to say we are not happy but I basically got a 'it's not my fault' out of him, so we're just wondering what we can do to rescue it. Any help greatly appreciated.

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  • Posted: Wed. 24th July 2013 19:02
  • Last reply: Wed. 24th July 2013 20:15

lawn weeds

Comment from bill

What are these plants growing in my lawn and how do kill them without killing the lawn

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th July 2013 02:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 8th July 2013 19:27

question about laying turf

Comment from andy

Hiya everyone,

I was just wondering about laying some turf, and i just wondered if its ok to lay new turf on soil thats a bit fine like sand, we toke the old turf up and turned it over but when we went today the soil was really fine and dusty like sand, the the weather was hot at mo so i was just wondering whats beast to do as i carnt really afford top soil for the size of the area??/

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  • Posted: Sat. 8th June 2013 01:00
  • Last reply: Sat. 8th June 2013 10:15

Scorched a patch with Scott's fertilizer 30-0-9

Question from Eva

I did a pretty good job of fertilizing our large lawn for the first time but I think I went over a patch one too many times and now the grass is brown in that area. What can I do to fix it? How long will it take to grow back?

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  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 15:27

Puppy lawn damage

Question from Mel

Wonder if there is any cure for my lawn which is suffering from
my puppies urine!
Dug out and gravelled an area for her but she'll go everywhere else but!!

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd July 2012 17:40
  • Last reply: Wed. 25th July 2012 15:07

fairy rings

Question from Anna

It looks as though we have a dreaded fairy ring which is now spreading and attempting to emulate the olympic rings. Is there anything we can do to prevent or discourage them from spreading further. I have been picking the toadstools off the grass very carefully and disposing of them to avoid treading on them or mowing over them but they just respond by multiplying. Help!

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  • Posted: Sun. 8th July 2012 23:02
  • Last reply: Fri. 13th July 2012 22:51

Why is my lawn going brown?

Question from Patricia Wallington

Hi - hope someone can help. Despite all the rain we've had in the last month my lawn looks dreadful. It almost looks as if it's had weedkiller sprinkled all over it and is brown and dead looking in large patches which seem to be spreading. I've bought some green-up fertiliser but haven't used it yet. Could the grass be suffering from a disease? It was newly laid turf 3 years ago so it's not very old grass. Any help would be appreciated as it's really spoiling the look of the garden. Thanks.

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th May 2012 09:21
  • Last reply: Tue. 15th May 2012 16:23

Where Can I buy a TrueLue for applying Lawn Top Dressing

Question from Ronald Sawers

I came across a Video on the 'net' on how to apply top dressing to a lawn. It refers to a 'professional' very handy looking tool called a 'TrueLue'. Has anybody an idea as to where I could buy one (assuming they are not too expensive!) - preferably by internet/mail order? Thanks

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  • Posted: Sat. 7th April 2012 12:36
  • Last reply: Sat. 7th April 2012 12:47

Patio to lawn

Comment from Stu

Hi all. I'm currently embarking on the mad notion of replacing a patio area to lawn. As you can see from the picture attached, I'm just over half way ripping up the concrete.

The plan is to brick frame the area and turf it, since it's only about 2x3m and would love to have it ready for summer for my little girl to play on.

My idea was to "rotate" much of the hardcore with about 2ft of soil, then top it up with top soil before turfing.

Is this a viable solution? I'm hoping to reuse as much hardcore to save costs on a skip and buying tonnes of soil, but also to create drainage, as we have quite a damp east facing garden, or would this be too much?

Any other thoughts, tips and pointers would be greatfully received.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Posted: Tue. 13th March 2012 08:31
  • Last reply: Fri. 12th July 2013 15:39

Healthy growing lawn

Comment from Val Briggs

I have spent the last year or two treating the lawn to all the usual treatments, spiking, raking, fertilising etc and as a result it seems to have continued growing for most of the winter. Although it is still to wet to cut I am wondering if it is worth having a go at moving it if we continue to get warm sunny days, even though it is only February. Would this be foolish?

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  • Posted: Sat. 25th February 2012 01:31
  • Last reply: Sat. 25th February 2012 10:00