Posted: 04/06/2015 at 18:33
We had a new lawn laid in the back garden on the 8th April, went on holiday for 2 weeks and came back the 13th May, and the neighbour had watered the lawn and the garden, although apparently it rained while we were away. On our return the grass was 18" high, we measured it, so it was cut very high twice and the third time again on No. 7. Three weeks later and it's looking very sorry for itself; the turves are separating despite being watered and the heavy rain we've had in Kent recently, and it's not very green looking in patches. It has been cut again on No. 6. We also found about 15 ants nest after it was cut the first time, which have left bare patches in the grass. I say it still needs lots of water and we need to fill in the joints with soil; he says if it rains it doesn't need watering. We use a sprinkler and move it down the lawn abut every 10 minutes. Just how much is enough water to bring it back to the condition it was when it was first laid, and what can we do to green it up please? It is about 107 sq.meters and cost a LOT of money to lay it.