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tommo2
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Sowing new lawn from scratch Reply with quote

Hi,
I decided to bite the bullet and re-lay my lawn. I have read the stickies already, just want to be sure I have got it right.

I have already applied roundup to the lot, just going to give it about 3 weeks to die off.
Whats the best way to go after that.
I have read up loads of how-to's etc and here is what I propose:

1. When grass is dead mow it at lowest setting, collect all the cuttings.
2. Rotavate the lot, rake out all the large stones/debris etc, and rake it nice and flat.
3. Roll lightly with half-filled water roller.
4. Leave a couple of weeks for new weeds to appear, then apply roundup again.
5. Lightly dig with a fork, then rake again.
6. Sow the seed, rake in gently and roll with half-filled roller.

Is there anything I am missing here, or indeed any steps not necessary or in wrong order etc? Maybe add starter fertiliser at some stage? Compost etc?

All advice much welcome. I am aiming to sow in late september.

Thanks guys
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on the size, If it is a large area you could stitch it in using a seeder or if smaller lightly roll in seed so it is in contact with soil. We will probably get dry spell in september so dont let it dry out when germinating. i also heard if you sppray it with whiskey it will come up half cut. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, Greengage! Just as long as you don't use Black and White😏
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. Any suggestions regarding starter fertiliser? The lawn is around 250sqm
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or spray with creme de menthe for a nice green hue.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fertiliser won't go astray tommy. Looks like you have all the bases covered.
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