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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Rolled grass not growing good enough.. Reply with quote

Hi..
Great site!!

I rolled approx 60sqm of grass last July but it has yet to grow as I would have liked.. It is in a new housing area and I used approx 80mm of top soil to level off the garden. The grass grows but the soil can be quite heavy and wet.
I tried forking it throughout but it only lasted days..
Thinking of stoning now as I cant see a way around this..

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your praise on the site, Nice Day.

Firstly, if your soil is heavy you should avoid rolling your lawn, it will do more harm than good.... Dont roll your lawn

Now if forking the lawn to improve drainage was ineffective then we should move onto the next much more intensive technique known as hollow tining.
Have a look at the bottom half of this post..... Revive your lawn after rain
Get your hands on one of those hollow tine or core aerators from your local hire shop.
Run it over your lawn as described in the article.
Follow this up by brushing in a quantity of horticultural sand (available good garden centres) into the holes left from the extracted cores.

If this does not reduce the sogginess of your lawn, then you will have to crank things up to the highest gear by carrying out a full lawn drainage scheme, see here.... Lawn drainage.

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