Posted: 18/08/2013 at 17:53
Im going to really try hard to help you "but" you must promise to think about what im saying before you reply,
Gardening is all about time, its no good trying to speed the garden up and not use a lot of patience And know how.
If you continue to do as you've already done and jump in thinking i'll just sow seed and a wonderful lawn will appear "your wrong"
You'll only end up spending money hand over fist and getting little of any value back.
So lets look at how to do any gardening and really enjoy the results,
You must plan and to do this you'll need to know what you want ie in your case a lawn for your little one to play on.
The very best way to plan is to have the know how in your hands when your ready to take in the plans on how to make your lawn,
One of the very best ways is in book form,
By having the book on the subject you'll be able to read up "All " the info in your own selected time.
Now if you would have sown your lawn in september the chances are the seeds would have germinated but because of the weather in september not being so hot and as wet as the earlier months your grass wouldnt bolt so quick, and grow as fast "hence less cutting "but the grass roots would grow thick.
The best place to buy gardening books a bit cheaper is the likes of red cross /animal rescue shops / oxfam etc etc etc;
Now the good thing about getting books from these sorts of places is that the books are given as the norm by people who's loved ones have passed away
But these books we're bought by keen gardeners and more than not written by good gardening writers who have a string of letters after their names for the subject they've wrote about,
Unlike a lot of modern gardening books that not only are very thin in papges but spend a complete page "A4 " size showing us what a cabbage looks like, or half a dozen pictures of the latest heart throb to write a gardening book with no gardening experience what so ever,
Years ago you had to know your subject before any company would print it and these older books from the likes of oxfam shops etc really are worth there money
but because theyr'e used books tend to be a lot cheaper .
You'll be giving yourself the very best chance of "YOU" knowing what to do as explained by the very best garden writers.
Forums such as this one is mainly the amature gardeners giving there own ideas on how to do such & such and if you asked 10 amature gardeners the same question !! chances are you'll get 10 differing replies,
So if you want to save yourself time & money read up on the subject and have the book's at hand should you need to re-read.
You'll then after a few attemps of growing correctly & getting first class results be able to help others out on forums such as your reading now.
I hope you take this advice as its given and not get annoyed as its given to help you understand why and where your going wrong.