Turf Dying Off

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Hi

Right in the middle of our lawn is a manhole cover and the previous owners fitted a new cover to try and make it less obtrusive, it's one of those that is used for paving. When we moved in the turf in it was dead so we fitted some new but the grass doesn't seem to stay alive for long and quickly goes brown. This is bizarre as grass easily grows in nooks and crannies on drives etc so why doesn't it grow here.

Does anyone know? My OH seems to think that there's holes in the bottom of the cover to allow for drainage if that helps.

Thanks
Ms Choc x
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  • westieawestiea Forumite
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    Slightly confused ...are you saying that you are growing turf in the manhole cover tray_grass.jpg

    If this is the case then really it is the equivilent of growing a plant in a pot... i.e. needs watering and feeding.Could that be the problem?
    It may be worth swapping it for a deeper recessed one
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  • Ms_ChocaholicMs_Chocaholic Forumite
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    Yes, the turf is in the manhole cover, sorry for not explaining it very well

    Thanks for the link, we'll be off shopping to get a deeper cover by the looks, thanks x
    Thrifty Till 50 Then Spend Till the End
    You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time
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