Posted: 04/04/2015 at 19:50
Any patching of turf is unlikely to match the existing surroundings in colour and texture.
We had a similar problem after our lawn had been under three builder's skips all summer. We raked the bare patches over and removed the weeds, lumps and bumps and sprinkled lawn seed over the bare patches and over the surrounding lawn.
Within a few weeks we had fine grass covering the bare patch, and within a few weeks more it was thick enough to mow - just a few more weeks and you could hardly see where the bare patch had been. Because we'd sprinkled seed over the whole lawn the patch of new grass was blended in.