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16/02/2014 at 12:17

Hi , Can anyone help ? My late father had a lovely green lawn. After his passing we rented the house out  and the tenants and dogs ruined it. Not a blade of grass left. It would have been better condition after a Rugby International , I jest not. I challenged them and they said they would make good. They put seed down. They are no longer there and the grass has grown in  tufts with bald patches and feels very bumpy under foot. It breaks my heart to see it like this as he loved his garden. What can I do? We are being forced into selling as cannot afford to keep it. How can I make the lawn looking it's best .





16/02/2014 at 14:23

Hi Brumbull , Thanks for your reply. The lawns area is about 1800 Sq ft. Cost is a premium as the house is drain by itself. 








16/02/2014 at 17:47

I'm no lawn expert will someone please give Johnsonsyard some lawn advice about re-sewing etc.

16/02/2014 at 17:50

Not my strong subject, but there's some advice here


Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will be along in a bit 

16/02/2014 at 17:57

If I were you with a patch this size and selling - cut it and keep it cut, put some lovely pots with spring flowers at strategic places to distract from it. Trying to establish a new lawn with the winter we have had and with the cost, time, hard work and up keep etc I don't think will add greatly to the price. If your father had a good established garden -  the shrubs, daffodils etc will help to lift the garden and any gardener buying it will look on it as a challenge, any non gardener won't notice imo. Hopefully, you will sell (with a garden this size) to someone who likes gardening or can afford a gardener and who will restore your father's garden with lots of love.

16/02/2014 at 18:09

With a area like that it will all be down to drainage and aeration of the soil, then re seeding. This video should help immensely. If you can't get it to work then switch off ( temporarily ) your security and add blockers in the extensions for your browser.

16/02/2014 at 19:12

Thanks everyone some good advice which I really appreciate .  I think I'm going to have to do a combination of all your ideas . Distraction tactics , some seed and aeration and cross my fingers and hope for the best. I'm not going to get the way he had it , too expensive and would never recoup. It's sad that these days inheriting property that your parents leave you is more a millstone than an asset and the government get a good chunk of it too. Sign of the times. Anyway once again thanks everyone.





16/02/2014 at 19:13

Good luck 

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