Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:23
On Saturday (whether permitting) I'm wanting to transplant some lush green grass from one area of the garden to the other.
The area its going too has been heavily compacted on account of it was under a ton of sand for several months while the ManShed was constructed and looks very sorry for itself. Its also quite sandy as the bag may have leaked (or I may have been not terribly coordinated with my shovel).
We don't need to worry about a perfectly flat lawn - it would look out of place with the rest of the lawn!!
What prep work do I need to do on this area before I dig up the replacement patch?
About the replacement - its actually on a mound of top soil that was moved years ago when the previous occupants had the patio laid so is very well established but now in the way. It was strimmed last week - should I cut it again just before I dig it up or would that not be a good idea?
I know once its lifted to keep it watered until its established - fortunately the weather while not too cold (10'C last night) will ensure it doesn't dry out (ever at this rate). What else should I be doing? Should I avoid mowing it for a few weeks (can I lightly strim it if needed not putting any weight on it to compact the roots).
Is there any feed or such like that you'd recommend I give it to help it along or would I be best to just stick to water until it gets going?
All advice welcome!!