Laying turf or planting my own grass?

Hi, I moved into a new house about a year ago. It's a new build and th
people before me badly neglected the lawn. Now it's so bad I'm thinkin of starting over. Is it better to buy turf and lay that or plant my ow grass from seeds
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I was thinking of removing all of the old grass totally, putting som
kind of weedkiller down like roundup and then raking in new topsoil an planting loads of seeds. How long will it take for seeds to grow into nice lawn? I live in the North West of England if it makes an difference.
Dioclese;781736 Wrote:

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The main advantage of sod over seeding is that it gives instant results. The disadvantage is it costs significantly more. What you need to do with either approach depends on what you have now. If you have 7" of good topsoil, then no need for additional topsoil. You can use Roundup/glyphosate to kill everything that is there, then mow it very short, rake and use a slice seeder. Also, you don't want to use "loads of seed". You want to apply it at the correct rate and use a high quality, endophyte enhanced seed that is appropriate for the conditions.
If the topsoil is poor, then you need additional topsoil and/or humus and it's probably best to till it in.
I'd also seriously consider living with what is there for this season and doing the work in the Fall, which is the best time to seed. If you want to do it now, then that is another factor in favor of sod.

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A company who specialises in artificial grass seems like just what yo
need. You have no need of waiting for your lawn to grow.
I've just recently bought a house with a lawn that was attrocious. I' not one for regular mowing or watering of grass, so i decided t purchase some. To my amasement it is probably the best looking thing have ever seen. AND.... it looks real.
http://tinyurl.com/ypdtw
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clean green wrote:

. . Seems kinda gross if you have a dog. :)
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bpsintl wrote:

Till it all up and reseed it.
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