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