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Will this work for a new part lawn?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:58


Regarding the bamboo, I got my son to dig up the main root a couple of years ago but I think there are runners in under the ground as they are sprouting up in the same area. I constantly get brambles, I think they are coming in from my neighbours garden, I try to get them out but I wanted to get rid of them for good.

Thanks again

Will this work for a new part lawn?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:55

Hi busy lizzie and verdun


Thank you for replying. I don't think I explained myself properly so I'll try again.

The time it is taking me to mow and weed my front garden is taking most of my day. On average a good 4-5 hours. The garden is approx 15 foot by 12 foot. The borders are about 2 foot wide. I currently have a hydrangea and camellia which are well established and I'm not sure I could get them out, but the rest of the plants are fairly new over the past couple of years. ie ferns, a small rose, perinun flame (sorry for spelling) . I will dig them out and replant in my back garden. The borders in the front are sparse, I can't afford to fill up the space.

So I just want to grass the whole area so all I need to do is mow it. What would be the best option to do this? Buy turf? Seed it but get top soil first?

The bark idea is for the back garden. I thought if I put bark down on the bed, it would cut my gardening work down.

I'm just trying to simplify my life as I work full time and live alone. I'm just finding the garden too much now.

More suggestions please?



Will this work for a new part lawn?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 08:43

Hi everyone!

I am need of some advice. I have a fairly smallish front garden that is part laid to lawn but with large flower borders. This was like it when I moved into my property 7 years ago, the borders are far too large for the size of the garden.

As I am not getting any younger (!) I have decided that after spending 8 hours cutting the grass and weeding the beds that my life needs to be simplified.

I am going to remove as many plants as possible, but what is left in the ground, could I put weed killer on them to kill them off? Or any other suitable method!

The border is about 2 inches shallower than the lawn, can I put ordinary soil that you get from the garden centre, that you would put in pots, down? I need a cheap option for this and currently my garden centre have bags on offer. Does anyone know if the seeds would take?

Also in the back garden I am thinking of putting bark down in the beds, does bark prevent weeds from coming up? Would I need to put a ground sheet, like you would use for stones, down?

Oh and one more thing, has anyone got any proven tips to kill off running bamboo (I've got the main bits out but it's reshooting) and how to kill off brambles for good!

Your advice will be well received, simplify and organise and going to be the new me!

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