1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Can you just turf over bedding plants?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by aliferste, 16 Oct 2021.

  1. aliferste

    aliferste

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2014
    Messages:
    32
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Location:
    Argyll
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Got a patch of garden that has really thick plants that come up every year - my wife wants it lawned- do I need to dig up the roots of the plants first?
     
  2. Old Salt

    Old Salt

    Joined:
    31 Mar 2020
    Messages:
    666
    Thanks Received:
    130
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. mattylad

    mattylad

    Joined:
    27 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    8,265
    Thanks Received:
    631
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No you do not need to dig the roots up... especially if you want the plants to come up through the grass again :)

    Get em dug out.
     
  5. John D v2.0

    John D v2.0

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2016
    Messages:
    6,368
    Thanks Received:
    883
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No, you can use a suitable weed killer first, then wait 6 months or as recommended for the weed killer and then turf or seed it.
    Alternatively turf it over, leave a year, then use a selective lawn weedkiller eg weedol to kill any unwanted weeds.
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. OddsBodkin

    OddsBodkin

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2020
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Location:
    Mercia
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If you don't want to dig out the plants, that's fine.
    Get someone else to do it.
    Out they must be dug, and dug out thoroughly otherwise your lawn will be torn to pieces in no time.
    Try not to use chemicals unless they're really stubborn.
    Then you'll have to keep digging until the soil has the consistency of wholemeal flour. Sieved to a fine tilth. Levelled.
    The amount of work put into preparing the ground will determine how good your lawn will look in a years time.
     
Loading...

Share This Page