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Killing a lawn and starting again

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 11:29

Thanks sotongeoff - no roller, fine by me, one less tool to hire!

Killing a lawn and starting again

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 10:59

Thanks everyone for the speedy and informative replies. So, as far as I understand it, the process is as follows:

1. Apply Glyphosate weedkiller - wait until all grass/weeds are dead (takes about 2 weeks) and reapply to any spots, if necessary.

2. Rotivate the dead lawn.

3. Top up with topsoil to raise the level to required height.

4. Use roller to level and compact.

5. Lay new turf.

6. Keep watered until well established.

This can start when growing season is underway, so anytime from late April onwards.

Sounds like a plan; how hard can it be... 

Killing a lawn and starting again

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 08:50

Hi all,

I've been fighting a losing battle with a poor, uneven, weed-riddled lawn. This year I plan to kill off the existing patch (about 30ft x 20ft) and relay with new turf.

Last year I added a brick edging to the lawn which means I'm in a position to raise the level of the lawn by a couple of inches. So, after killing the old lawn I was going to add appropriate top-soil to raise the level before laying turf.

What's the best process to achieve this?

1. What do I do to kill the lawn - whilst making sure that there's no harm to new turf?

2. How do I remove the dead thatch?

3. What time of year would be best to crack on with this project?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


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