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
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
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
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.
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.
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