Five weeks ago I laid a lawn with Rolawn turves some of which had
suffered heating in the rolls with the subsequent death of some
rolls. After telling Rolawn they provided me with three replacement
turves which I used for patching two weeks after I initially laid
Due to this and the servicing of my lawnmower which took far longer
than I imagined the lawn became very long and went to seed.
I cut the lawn back last Saturday by just over a third reducing
the length from 8 inches to just under 6 to find that many of the
swards had gone spindly. Some areas have really thinned out.
Will I need to reseed these almost bald patches or will the grass
regenerate and grow thicker and spread across the bald patches.
I was also wondering if I have overwatered. Because of the presence of
the new turf when I patched in the dead areas I continued with the
new turf' regime of 20 minutes twice a day to find that the area
was very soft (though not flooded) when I cut the lawn back last
I have since suspended watering the area and intend watering for 20
minutes twice a week.
Could anyone advise me on the above.