Posted: 10/02/2018 at 22:51
I feel for you. My daughter's "lawn" at her new build house was nothing but a soggy mess. After two yrs you could scarcely spot a blade of grass...only moss and weeds. When it was dug up they found it was basically the builders dumping ground. Loads of leftover concrete, plaster, broken tiles, bits of plastic piping, guttering etc. Then add in the worker's sandwich/ burger boxes, lucozade bottles, red bull cans, scrunched up tin foil....So on top of all that c**p they throw on a couple of inches of topsoil and some grass seed and you end up with your "very basic turfed area". All builders seem to do it these days. This may/may not be your problem but I would be very surprised if its not.