Patchy Lawn Help

17 Nov 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi Guys,

Last sumer I used some weed killer on some lawn weeds and hadent read the instructions correctly.
I since have several patches about 4 inch square, that have no grass etc.
What can I do to get grass growing again?
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What on earth did you use? Any normal weedkiller would be gone by now.
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Yes, remove dead grass. Add soil to correct height and seed with appropriate grass seed. Water well/regularly :)
You could also nick a bit of turf from a back corner of your garden
Do you put the seed under the soil or on top?

Blimey. it's at times like this that I realise not everyone watched Gardeners World every week for their entire childhood...

I suggest reading the instructions on the seed packet. Most likely it will tell you to cover it with a quarter-inch of soil, or something.

You will need to exterminate all pigeons in the neighbourhood first :)
You could do that, but turf from your own garden will probably be a better match in terms of colour and type of grass.
Well, in my experience a patch of different turf does blend in eventually. Really you just have to decide whether you want to look at flimsy grass for a while as the seed takes hold, or a bit of new turf which fills the gap right away but might be more lush than its surroundings.

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