New Lawn

Hi Everyone,
I'm in the process of having my garden made over, at the moment I have two adjascent lawns one of which is about 12" higher than the other. The gardener is removing and returfing the higher one, but he is not removing the grass from the lower lawn just returfing over it. Is this the usual practise, I thought old grass had to be removed because it is covered moss and other weeds.
I hope someone can help me with this matter
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On Oct 4, 2:09pm, Brian Dobison <Brian.Dobison.

I'm not entirely sure but I think thats what might be needed to be done to even them out.
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Depends on what you mean by "returfing". If that means he's using sod, then you can't lay sod over existing grass. If he's growing it from seed, you can use a slit seeder machine to either overseed an existing lawn or kill it with roundup and reseed without tilling.
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On Oct 4, 2:09pm, Brian Dobison <Brian.Dobison.

I hope it works out for you.
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On Oct 4, 2:09pm, Brian Dobison <Brian.Dobison.

Although I am not a gardener, I agree with what you are thinking; the old grass should be removed.
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On Oct 4, 1:09pm, Brian Dobison <Brian.Dobison.

I agree, I think the old grass should be removed.
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Brian Dobison;901965 Wrote:

I do not know the answer to your question but I do wonder if it is necessary to have both lawns on the same level? If that is not necessary then then you could have a small slope which, if not more than 27 degrees, it can still be mown. Moss and weeds can be eliminated with a dose of a specialist fertiliser cum weed-killer. If you then put in an automatic lawnmowing system you will not have to fertilise the lawn again as these robots cut off such small amounts of grass that they fall onto the lawn and provide nutrients. They would cope with the slope too. It seems a lot of work they way your gardener is going about it.
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