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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:46 am 
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Hi, hoping someone with a bit of knowledge around turf could offer some assistance please.

At the back end of last summer we had our garden landscaped and a new lawn laid. We've been struggling a bit recently to eliminate some bare patches that appeared on the lawn and the grass just doesn't seem to be growing thick enough to cover the patches in places. When the lawn was initially laid it took forever to dry out as I'd expect over the winter and we avoided using the lawn for 4 months to allow everything to settle and grow.

We can also see the lines where the rolls of turf where laid alongside each other in some places (unsightly

Are there any tips available please?

For info I believe the lawn is Rolawn medallion turf possibly. Were currently awaiting the return of the guy the did the garden in the first place but looking for a bit of assistance in the meantime if possible.

Thanks for any advice. I can post a few photos later :thumbright:


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The lawn will only be as good as the sub-surface it was laid upon. A decent 'top soil'. If that layer was defective in any way i.e. stoney patches etc then the grass (turf) laid over it will not grow as well as the remaining cover.

'Lines' between turf is a common occurrence but is minimised by careful laying of the turf (abutment) but is fairly easily fixed by filling the gaps with good soil and (re)seeding.

Sounds like the original lawn was laid without particular 'care' and attention.......

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What Kellys eye said... but also if it dried out over our unusually dry winter then it won't have helped.

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Keep feeding it as the turf company's force feed them and when I bought my turf the guy told me to keep feeding the lawn for the first year,and water it plenty as well.
I had a few bare patches over the lawn but just dug them over and put some quick growing seed down and it's been fine.

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Not that this reply will help, but we had the same problem with our new lawn. We had the garden landscaped and the guys who did it didn't prep the top soil so the turf was just laid on top of hard, clay filled earth. Needless to say, every time it rained the ground flooded and throw a dog into the mix and a year later we're forking out for some artificial grass to be laid on top of some properly prepared ground.

Really hope you managed to get around the problem as no one wants to be paying more money to fix the problem, but I tried everything else and this was our last (but not a bad) option.


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