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laying turf on a bald patch

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con1888
con1888 Posts: 1,847 Forumite
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We have a bald patch on our grass where an animal was buried.

Bought two rolls of turf from B&Q today - do we just roll it on and it will eventually knit in or is there another method??
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  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    Guessing it will then be a bit 'proud' ?
    My way. Lay turf over the bald patch , mark round the turf, remove turf .
    Remove half inch of soil?? leaving as flat surface as possible.
    Lay turf.
    Water , then water .......... did I tell you to water??
    Dont just use a watering can , get out the hoze.
  • geoffky
    geoffky Posts: 6,835 Forumite
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    Scar the bald patch with a rake..lay some compost and put grass over...seed is better...
    It is nice to see the value of your house going up'' Why ?
    Unless you are planning to sell up and not live anywhere, I can;t see the advantage.
    If you are planning to upsize the new house will cost more.
    If you are planning to downsize your new house will cost more than it should
    If you are trying to buy your first house its almost impossible.
  • con1888
    con1888 Posts: 1,847 Forumite
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    We aren't gardeners and don't do anything to the garden other than cut the grass and weed the patio... at the moment have just laid the turf and packed it down with a shovel...
  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    geoffky wrote: »
    Scar the bald patch with a rake..lay some compost and put grass over...seed is better...

    Bit late the turf has been bought .

    Turf is quicker and better , if the 'bed' is prepared
  • geoffky
    geoffky Posts: 6,835 Forumite
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    wallbash wrote: »
    Bit late the turf has been bought .

    Turf is quicker and better , if the 'bed' is prepared

    I beg to differ about turf being better...;)
    It is nice to see the value of your house going up'' Why ?
    Unless you are planning to sell up and not live anywhere, I can;t see the advantage.
    If you are planning to upsize the new house will cost more.
    If you are planning to downsize your new house will cost more than it should
    If you are trying to buy your first house its almost impossible.
  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    geoffky wrote: »
    I beg to differ about turf being better...;)


    Looking outside at my new lawn , turfed! this spring I have the evidence.
  • geoffky
    geoffky Posts: 6,835 Forumite
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    wallbash wrote: »
    Looking outside at my new lawn , turfed! this spring I have the evidence.

    Ditto,,how much did yours cost?...£10 for the seed and its top quality without weeds ...unlike some turf..
    It is nice to see the value of your house going up'' Why ?
    Unless you are planning to sell up and not live anywhere, I can;t see the advantage.
    If you are planning to upsize the new house will cost more.
    If you are planning to downsize your new house will cost more than it should
    If you are trying to buy your first house its almost impossible.
  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    geoffky wrote: »
    Ditto,,how much did yours cost?...£10 for the seed and its top quality without weeds ...unlike some turf..

    Where did the 'cost' word come into this thread?

    Buy the turf from a responsible source ........ no weeds.

    But if you can't afford good quality turf , settle for the inferior seed route.

    But to repeat myself , the OP already has bought ( well done) the turf.
  • geoffky
    geoffky Posts: 6,835 Forumite
    edited 29 July 2012 at 10:03PM
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    moneysavingexpert.com.....:rotfl::rotfl:


    But if you can't afford good quality turf , settle for the inferior seed route.

    How arrogant..

    .responsible source? dict=
    Able to make moral or rational decisions on one's own and therefore answerable for one's behaviour.
    It is nice to see the value of your house going up'' Why ?
    Unless you are planning to sell up and not live anywhere, I can;t see the advantage.
    If you are planning to upsize the new house will cost more.
    If you are planning to downsize your new house will cost more than it should
    If you are trying to buy your first house its almost impossible.
  • con1888
    con1888 Posts: 1,847 Forumite
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    two rolls of turf was £6 so very cheap imo, yes seed may have been cheaper but would have taken more time than I am willing to spend on my garden...


    so I ask, will the grass eventually knit in ?
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