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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: New lawn, need advise! Reply with quote

Hello everyone
I am trying to create a nice new lawn from scratch, as advised by other people
I sprayed RoundUp weed killer and later rotovated the lawn. But now I get chunks of turf that I don't know what to do with. it would be crazy to do this manually with a rake. So my question is: does anybody know how to refine the ground, is there a machinery that does it?



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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it doesnt seem too bad to be honest bit sod and looks sticky its not a massive area it would be possile to hand rake picking stones and burying sod as you go but if you have the finances you could get hire in a landscaper to run over it with stone buryier or even stone rake to get a nice finish on it
if that was my size lawn id give serious thought to using luxury lawn seed it would grow faster but keep much greener but obviously need more cutting but you get away with that size
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it doesnt seem too bad to be honest bit sod and looks sticky its not a massive area it would be possile to hand rake picking stones and burying sod as you go but if you have the finances you could get hire in a landscaper to run over it with stone buryier or even stone rake to get a nice finish on it
if that was my size lawn id give serious thought to using luxury lawn seed it would grow faster but keep much greener but obviously need more cutting but you get away with that size


thanx for reply,
I did buy the lawn seed already.
It's a mixture of seeds, it came to me in bag with Dept. of agriculture label on it, not sure why it was on the bag.

I also have a small area behind the house that I seeded with Canada Green grass, it just started to appear after 2.5 weeks.


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's your soil like? it looks a bit on the "clay" side - it may be worth top dressing it with 3 parts soil / 2 parts horticultural sand / 2 parts peat*

Get your soil (composition / nutrition / drainage) sorted, and you will save yourself allot of headache for the coming years

M

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Protein wrote:
what's your soil like? it looks a bit on the "clay" side - it may be worth top dressing it with 3 parts soil / 2 parts horticultural sand / 2 parts peat*

Get your soil (composition / nutrition / drainage) sorted, and you will save yourself allot of headache for the coming years

M

*not so pc these days


Yeeee you right, it's just clay mostly, will look into that.
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