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Patchy Lawn Help

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by the_big_1, 29 Apr 2015.

  1. the_big_1

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    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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    Grass seeds.
     
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    Hi, I tried that and nothing grew at all
     
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    What on earth did you use? Any normal weedkiller would be gone by now.
     
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    Was just a spray from b and q. Should I dig it a little, new top soil and seed??
     
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    Yes, remove dead grass. Add soil to correct height and seed with appropriate grass seed. Water well/regularly :)
     
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    Great stuff!
    Do you put the seed under the soil or on top?
     
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    You could also nick a bit of turf from a back corner of your garden
     
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    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 :)
     
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    I had thought about buying some turf from some where, cutting the area square say 6" x 6" and then cutting the turf to fit?
     
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    You could do that, but turf from your own garden will probably be a better match in terms of colour and type of grass.
     
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    Hi,

    Wish I could but my lawn is square and all in plain view
     
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    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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    Re-turf the patches and re-seed the whole lawn.

    Andy
     
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