Patchwork Lawn!!!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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kriss_boykriss_boy Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Though a vast improvement since I moved in our back lawn is a bit of a mess.

Ive patched some areas with rolls of turf and reseeded other areas! The result is a multicoloured lawn of differing varieties of grass!

Is there anything I can use to get some continuity? Will the law mature to at least appear to be one solid colour!!

Any good products to really revitalise the lawn? There are so many ads on the telly claiming to be the best!

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  • kriss_boykriss_boy Forumite
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    The picture is flattering but really it looks a mess.

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  • ukbill69ukbill69 Forumite
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    I dont think there is anything you can do as they might be different varieties of grass. You should see mine, ive got about 10 different colours. Yours looks nice.
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  • kriss_boykriss_boy Forumite
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    Like I say I think the photo flatters it.

    Its quiet uneven and full of dandelions!!

    You should have seen it before! The nutter before tiered it, so it was this weird stepped effect of like 1m wide steps!!!
  • bertiebotsbertiebots Forumite
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    Only thing I can think of is using a lawn aerator (or garden fork;)),then sprinkling the whole area with the same type of grass seed . I am no expert on lawn care so dont know if there is a feed that you could apply at the same time to get a more even appearance...although it looks fine to me:D. Maybe its worth asking at your local garden centre for advice on what products they sell/advise.
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  • ukbill69ukbill69 Forumite
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    When I moved, my lawn needed 2 tons of top soil to make it at least somewhat flat lol
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  • imajicaimajica Forumite
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    When I was a kid my neighbour's mum didn't care about their huge garden at all, so as the oldest (and obviously the coolest) under my intruction we dug 'dens' into the lawn at regular intervals. Eventually the whole garden had a sort of wave effect of hole, pile of soil, hole, pile of soil etc. We went really deep and over the years grass gradually grew over it.

    When they moved I had to chat to the new owner, as a sensible grown-up, as he sat in his expensive hired digging equipment nodding and agreeing at his rant about how crazy the previous occupants must have been to have such an insane garden. Didn't have the courage to tell him that it was mostly me :A

    Back to the point though - we had a similar problem when we took several paths out and reseeded them and it did eventually blend in. Although if i'm honest that might be because the entire garden has been taken over by dandelions and clover!
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  • conradmumconradmum Forumite
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    Like most things, it probably looks worse to you than others. If you keep it regularly mowed it should sort itself out over time. The grasses most suited to the growing conditions with edge the others out. If you want to get rid of the lawn weeds like dandelions you should use a lawn weedkiller, though I don't bother myself and often get complimented on my lawn. If it's green and flat, most people don't see past that!
  • laurel7172laurel7172 Forumite
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    In the same situation myself, but it always has blended in eventually. Timescale...eighteen months or so at a guess.
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