My first post to the forum and I'm new to the garden world,
My wife and I have recently moved into our dream property after living
in a two bedroom flat for x amount of years, the whole plot stands on
about an acre, it's a 3 bedroom semi with a plot of land, the PO had
horses and I've inherited a nice m?nage and set of 3 stables.
Over the winter there was a lot of rain and the ground became sodden, to
add to my troubles the land at the end of mine is used for horses.....13
of them 😏 who broke through the fence on several occasions over
the winter to eat my nice grass which was lush, as you can imagine I was
less than impressed and the garden now looks like a battle field
😡 The owner of the horses was unphased by the whole scenario and
blamed me for having an old fence 😄🤔.
How can I get my garden back to how it was, do I need to re-turf or use
some sort of machinery, do I get landscape gardeners in, I'm at a loss
guys, can you help please
Snuffy \Hub Cap\ McKinney;1019268 Wrote:
> "Chairhead" email@example.com wrote in message
I posted the pics on #6 but here they are again, the fence splits the
property boundaries and unless there is a party agreement ( which there
isn't) it's nobody's responsibility, I'm really not interested in who's
at fault as I know he is responsible in part at least but he hasn't the
balls to cough,
What I am interested in is how to repair the lawn, what methods will I
have to use, a rake would be out of the question, looking at the grass
do I rotavate, roll, relay, reseed?, is now the time to repair or put
new lawn down.
On Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 12:27:53 PM UTC-4, Frank wrote:
Agree. I'm having trouble picturing this. He says it's an acre,
then that there are 3 stables?
Without at least some pics of the damage, hard to say what to do.
If it's not torn up real bad, then just applying some fertilizer
and waiting a month or two could solve it. If it's damaged badly,
how long were those invading horses there and why didn't he tell
the neighbor to remove them immediately?
On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 4:25:03 AM UTC-4, Chairhead wrote:
Just saw the pics. If you're in no big hurry, it will recover and
even out on it's own. If you want fast results, rent an "over-seeder"
also known as a slit-seeder. It's a piece of powered eqpt that's used
to apply seed to established turf. It has a row of powered discs in
front, spaced a few inches apart, that cut grooves in the soil, then
seed drops in behind. Those discs will cut up and break down some of
those clumps and putting some quality seed down will help too. The
thing will fit in the back of a decent size SUV. Or call a lawn
service company and pay them to do it. The neighbor should be paying
the bill anyway.
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