Posted: 05/03/2015 at 12:21
Hiya Grant. Most of us have started again with our lawns
ideally the best time to start this is in late summer.....September.
i would not rotovate. I would dig in the existing lawn....cutting the turves and placing them face down in the trench. Then spend the autumn raking and levelling......with the heels of your feet. This is probably the most important part, viz., firming and levelling. I firm and level 6 or 7 times. You could incorporate compost, even mpc, or soil conditioner into the top few inches and a general granular fertiliser. Decide on what type of lawn you want...hard wearing? Then dwarf rye. an ornamental lawn? Then fine grass seed. Sow seed one way. Lightly take. Sow seed opposite direction.
you have a choice then......if still mild and warm you could sow seed in autumn. Or, you could be patient and sow the following March/April. This gives you more time to consolidate lawn surface
i enjoy preparing lawns. And the first signs of grass germinating is so exciting