Posted: 19/02/2013 at 17:27
Hi G.W forumee's.
We have a small back garden that has been in need of some help and ideas for the past few years since we moved in. It is about 25ft x 15ft, basic lawn with no borders (fence lawn fence)with patchy grass on top of mud/soil (I know this time of year makes it look worse) on top of the builders rubble.
I have tried re-seeding it and lawn feed and scarifying it over the past 3 years.
Now our 2 children are at the age where they want to be playing out in it. We feel we need to approach it more seriously. We have a little raised bed with herbs growing but this can easily be moved. We have also been give a 7.5ft trampoline which would like to find a home towards the bottom of the garden. The garden is east facing so we get the sun (when it turns up!) first thing in morning till 3pm then we are chasing it.
Can anyone suggest any ideas of how to improve the lawn considering the soil/rubble quality and which grass seed is best for children.
Any help is very welcome before I get Jewsons to drop off 100 paving slabs