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laying turf on a bald patch

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  • geoffky
    geoffky Posts: 6,835 Forumite
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    yes..but keep watering it..
    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.
  • Rotor
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    con1888 wrote: »
    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 ?

    Well it will grow. It will stand out from the rest of the lawn though because it will be different grass species and varieties and secondly will have a slightly different substrate composition
  • con1888
    con1888 Posts: 1,847 Forumite
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    I stay in Scotland, it has been pouring rain every day for the last two months, do I really need to be watering it lol ?
  • Del_Astra
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    con1888 wrote: »
    I stay in Scotland, it has been pouring rain every day for the last two months, do I really need to be watering it lol ?


    Me too, I laid some turf in May, I watered it twice and then the rain came, I have not watered it since. Its important that it doesn't dry out, not much chance in Scotland. You will I suspect need to cut it. I am keeping it longish but cutting it every fortnight (when weather permits). I have seven height settings on the mower, its done on 6 (second highest) the established parts get a 3 or 2 most cuts.
  • con1888
    con1888 Posts: 1,847 Forumite
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    thanks, its still not really level/knitting with rest of grass but been too wet to go into garden to try anything.
  • Ash_McCloud
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    wallbash wrote: »
    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.

    You need to take this advice OP. By the sounds of it you had a lawn with a bare patch and now you've got a lawn with a bare patch with two rolls of turf laying on top of it.

    Sure, they might take root, but they'll never look right. As wallbash says, you need to dig around the turf and set it into the ground, rather than just laying it on top. HERE is a youtube guide, it's not a difficult job even for a novice gardener :)
  • TheMoneySpider
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    If an animal was buried there then is there a risk that you will just get the same problem again with the new grass in a few months?

    If you are doing turf get a good stout turf-knife or something similar (Wallpaper scraper) and possibly a half moon spade.
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