Sorting my wrecked lawn....

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
Due to all the rain & having 3 large dogs my back lawn now resembles an African mud hole, all it needs to be perfect is a couple of wallowing Hippos.


Ideally I'd like it all ripped up, the drainage fixing & relaying but I don't have the money + access to it is very limited, everything would have to be by wheelbarrow.


So I'm thinking of hiring a roller to try & flatten it then re-seeding the whole thing.


When would be the best time to try this to have the seed germinate as quickly as possible?
Or would it be better to turf it? (if I can afford it)


I'm open to other suggestions ;)
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  • Paradigm wrote: »
    Due to all the rain & having 3 large dogs my back lawn now resembles an African mud hole, all it needs to be perfect is a couple of wallowing Hippos.


    Ideally I'd like it all ripped up, the drainage fixing & relaying but I don't have the money + access to it is very limited, everything would have to be by wheelbarrow.


    So I'm thinking of hiring a roller to try & flatten it then re-seeding the whole thing.


    When would be the best time to try this to have the seed germinate as quickly as possible?
    Or would it be better to turf it? (if I can afford it)


    I'm open to other suggestions ;)
    I don't have dogs and my lawn Is ruined to the front of my house due to the rain so I can imagine with animal how it must look.


    TBH If you rake in new seed or buy grass turf your not guaranteed its not going to be ruined by dog urine and poop unless you have somewhere else to put your dog out while both methods take.


    Cheapest: reseed from March to August. weather permitting:
    I would rake lawn back heavily and rake in some chicken poo along the way, leave it 24hours then sow seed and roll in with garden lawn roller (hire one maybe cheapest unless you own one or can borrow one). I use garden center unbranded non rye grass seed that they rate for heavy traffic or sheltered area's (its also cheap as chips in some places this time of year), work out the needed Square meter of the lawn needed for the packs offered and double the amount of seed needed to "overseed" your lawn to prevent patches or or odd colour patches from existing grass growth.



    Mid cost. Turf it, and roll it and stay off it for a while while it takes then deal with the patches if any later with seed.
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