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Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:02

If I seeded a new lawn instead would I still just need top soil and "throw" seed down

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:59

No Dove its fine! I am thankful people are taking the time to try and help me. I just felt starting again was the best way and because we will be laying bark at the bottom that is where the kids will play. The lawn will only be around 15-19m2 once finished so guess I wanted it flatter etc. My ither half has been getting quotes so I was guessing that was the route she wanted to go down. I will get out there tonight pull the weeds up and go from there! 

As I was going to dig up the grass at the back felt it was the best time to do it all but take on board what people are saying and trying to save me money 

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:36

Yes stones were an issue but didnt take the time getting them out. This time I would dig and weed a lot better and use top soil as been told our soil isnt "good". This was why I asked which weed killer to use over the whole area before using top soil. Or now if I should only use weed killer in the area of weeds. We never fed the last lawn either so will need to look after it alot better than last time. I hope to get advise of feeding etc once im at that stage.

I have also been looking online and there are so many places to buy turf, do I just pick one as no one i know has used any 

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42362.jpg?width=202&height=350&mode=max

 

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:57
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42361.jpg?width=350

 

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:51

Yes you might be right! Some of the "holes" are very big tho and not an awful lot are flat. There are maybe more weeds than the picture shows as its pretty bad out there. I did want to make it flatter. The back area we wanted to chip bark (were play house and slide are) and have a nicer lawn nearer the patio. Its hard to see from that pic how bumpy it is. We also wanted a border around the lawn using the stones you can see at the back. Not sure if this pic shows you more? 

 

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:16

Thanks for replies. I was going to use weed killer because I thought I had too? There may only be a few weeds that cant be dug out. I wasn't aware the wait was so long (2 weeks) before I could lay turf. Should I only be using weed killer on the bigger weeds and not across the whole garden?

Weedkiller to use before new lawn?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 10:06

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42353.jpg?width=720&height=350&mode=max

 

Hi all 

I am in the process of trying to revamp the garden for the summer. I am going to start digging out the old lawn. I laid it a few years ago but didnt even the soil or use top soil so a little rushed and needs improving so the kids can get out there without turning their ankles.

My question is before I put the top soil down what is the best weed killer to use and which ones should I avoid? The area is around 25m2.

Thanks for any help!! 

New truf

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:11

Good morning all! 

After receiving quotes of over 1k to turf and chip bark our garden I am aiming to do it myself. I have a lot of questions but the major one is regarding the turf. Our soil is rubbish and full of big stones and weeds. I am going to get a skip and big out around 4 inches. Do I then just need top soil before laying the turf? The area is only around 28m2 so not the biggest. Also does anyone know the best places to get this from? I live in Southampton and there are so many options online. The other area will be chip bark for the kids house, slide etc. 

Any help would be great!

 

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