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New lawn?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 21:56

im nearly afraid to ask this question, as I think I know the answer. Builders have just relayed my patio after the previous owner had left it in poor repair. However, after over a week and a half of leaving the lawn, the creeping buttercup and the clover have completely taken over. Drainage is a huge issue around our area and my front and back lawns suffer from poor drainage . I try to keep on top of it by scarifying regularly but as the back lawn has been left for close to a fortnight the lawn looks in serious state. 

The builder has suggested running a curbing around the small lawn about a foot high. Then putting in a drainage pipe at the bottom of the lawn, covered in stones and then soil to help drainage, deturfing  the lawn , filling in with a ton of screened soil to level of the sloping lawn, and reseeding. 

He reckons it would solve lots of things. Levelling the lawn off, improving drainage and putting a nice border around the lawn to stop the speading of the grass over the curbs. 

All in all, cost wise he claims it's a small job but would make a difference. Just ton of soil. Some edging and some labour. 

Advice please.  I know the lawn looks in a terrible state but is it at the point of reseeding?

And is this a good time to plant a new lawn? 

Please be be aware that I'm very aware the lawn looks horrendous, and as any gardener would be, I'm quite frustrated already. Honest opinions greatly appreciated. 

Ive included a picture of my front lawn to show how they both normally look, when kept short and tidy. 

Last edited: 08 June 2016 22:02:41

Moving azaleas and rohodendrons

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:42

Thanks Dave, so I'll wait a month or so. Thank you. 

Moving azaleas and rohodendrons

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:19

is it a bad idea to move some low azaleas and rhododendrons now? They are getting close to flowering time. I want to move them to a north facing site where plants struggle to grow and free up some space. 

Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:02

No Dave, I avoid pesticide use. But thanks, I'll leave it until the end of the week so. 

Mowing after spreading fertiliser

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:32

It rained all day yesterday so I took the chance to spread a little lawn fertiliser on the grass. Sun came out this afternoon, I was wondering if it's a really bad idea to run a mower over the lawn. My guess is I better wait several days. Any advice anyone. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 23:05

Looking forward to putting up pictures of nice lush hydrangea growth, thanks. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:21

Definitely gonna prepare the next one right. Thanks guys. 

small trees

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:46

Joseph rock sorbus maybe? 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:45

I assume I don't need to redig the current hydrangea ?  Just make sure the next one is dug in better. 

Dying hydrangeas

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:14

Really delighted with the hopeful responses. I'm smiling as the hydrangea name never clicked. I have been watching it grow guys but only noticed the blackening and withering today. I think it was fine last week. So maybe the few recent cold nights has done harm.


dove, I went straight out and gave it a good watering 5 mins ago. When I planted it I put in bonemeal and ericacious compost. I hope I did the right thing? 

As for last years hydrangea stem, well it's as dead as ever I'm afraid.  So I think I'll try a limelight hydrangea too. Thanks for all the advice guys, God knows I'm needing it. 

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