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hi guys just joined need your help !!

recently i had my back garden turfed at a cost of 400 this was just for turf and labour

i waited 3 weeks before i used it and in that time i kept it waterd as much as i could it looked really well and green for weeks atfer its first cut and it grew back well and thick

after it had been down a few months i started to notice small dead patches but continued to keep watering and cutting it

now about 4 months on the growth is really bad and just grows around the edges and cutting it fairly fulls up the grass collection box on the lawnmower

when looking at the grass it now has patches of a straw like colour all over apart from the edges and the thickness of the grass is now terrible and can see the joins again

in the hot weather it was drying out alot and i tried forking it to let the water get to the roots because the water was sitting on top of the soil and new growth is now very minimal

please help im a 29 year old guy whos just bought his first house and saved hard to turf the back garden i used to love going out and looking at the turf now i cant look at it

ive bought some grass seed to put down but i really dont know what to do

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scott0904 wrote:
hi guys just joined need your help !!

recently i had my back garden turfed at a cost of 400 this was just
for turf and labour

i waited 3 weeks before i used it and in that time i kept it waterd as
much as i could it looked really well and green for weeks atfer its
first cut and it grew back well and thick

after it had been down a few months i started to notice small dead
patches but continued to keep watering and cutting it

now about 4 months on the growth is really bad and just grows around
the edges and cutting it fairly fulls up the grass collection box on
the lawnmower

when looking at the grass it now has patches of a straw like colour
all over apart from the edges and the thickness of the grass is now
terrible and can see the joins again

in the hot weather it was drying out alot and i tried forking it to
let the water get to the roots because the water was sitting on top
of the soil and new growth is now very minimal

please help im a 29 year old guy whos just bought his first house and
saved hard to turf the back garden i used to love going out and
looking at the turf now i cant look at it

ive bought some grass seed to put down but i really dont know what to
do


What does the sod provider have to say about it?


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On Jul 16, 2:24*pm, "Bob F" wrote:
scott0904 wrote:
hi guys just joined need your help !!


recently i had my back garden turfed at a cost of 400 this was just
for turf and labour


i waited 3 weeks before i used it and in that time i kept it waterd as
much as i could it looked really well and green for weeks atfer its
first cut and it grew back well and thick


after it had been down a few months i started to notice small dead
patches but continued to keep watering and cutting it


now about 4 months on the growth is really bad and just grows around
the edges and cutting it fairly fulls up the grass collection box on
the lawnmower


when looking at the grass it now has patches of a straw like colour
all over apart from the edges and the thickness of the grass is now
terrible and can see the joins again


in the hot weather it was drying out alot and i tried forking it to
let the water get to the roots because the water was sitting on top
of the soil and new growth is now very minimal



This could be an important clue. Not clear how much water he's
been putting down or what rate, but unless it's at a huge rate water
should not be pooling on the top of new sod. And the problem
isn't the sod, it's going to be whatever is underneath. Sounds like
they put the sod down on some impermeable earth. If so, the water
has no place to go and the roots can't establish.






please help im a 29 year old guy whos just bought his first house and
saved hard to turf the back garden i used to love going out and
looking at the turf now i cant look at it


ive bought some grass seed to put down but i really dont know what to
do


What does the sod provider have to say about it?- Hide quoted text -


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hi guys when i water the turf i use the hose and dont use any attachment so the water flow is at full flow so to speak and i leave the hose on the turf and let it soak it through and then move to another area till its coverd

my back garden used to have a driveway and the rest was soil and grass i had all removed and just layed the turf straight on top and banged it down under the slabs was sandy compacted soil which i thought the turf would take to
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On Jul 19, 5:06*am, scott0904
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hi guys when i water the turf i use the hose and dont use any attachment
so the water flow is at full flow so to speak and i leave the hose on
the turf and let it soak it through and then move to another area till
its coverd

my back garden used to have a driveway and the rest was soil and grass i
had all removed and just layed the turf straight on top and banged it
down under the slabs was sandy compacted soil which i thought the turf
would take to

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scott0904


And the posts of the totally clueless continues....


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And the posts of the totally clueless continues....
i dont know what your trying to get at or achieve with your post but if thats your way of helping someone then one thing i can say is the lack of common courtesy is unbelievable
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On Jul 19, 4:32*pm, scott0904
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[_2_ Wrote:

And the posts of the totally clueless continues....


i dont know what your trying to get at or achieve with your post but if
thats your way of helping someone then one thing i can say is the lack
of common courtesy is unbelievable

--
scott0904


I did help the OP with my first post. What I'm getting at with the
last post
is this:

" my back garden used to have a driveway and the rest was soil and
grass i
had all removed and just layed the turf straight on top and banged it
down under the slabs was sandy compacted soil which i thought the turf
would take to "


Anyone who thinks banging down new turf on a compacted driveway
is a good idea is clueless. And I'd say that is helpful to the OP
too
, because he should know it's just plain stupid.

Capiche?



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scott0904 wrote:
hi guys just joined need your help !!

recently i had my back garden turfed at a cost of 400 this was just
for turf and labour

i waited 3 weeks before i used it and in that time i kept it waterd as
much as i could it looked really well and green for weeks atfer its
first cut and it grew back well and thick

after it had been down a few months i started to notice small dead
patches but continued to keep watering and cutting it

now about 4 months on the growth is really bad and just grows around
the edges and cutting it fairly fulls up the grass collection box on
the lawnmower

when looking at the grass it now has patches of a straw like colour
all over apart from the edges and the thickness of the grass is now
terrible and can see the joins again

in the hot weather it was drying out alot and i tried forking it to
let the water get to the roots because the water was sitting on top
of the soil and new growth is now very minimal

please help im a 29 year old guy whos just bought his first house and
saved hard to turf the back garden i used to love going out and
looking at the turf now i cant look at it

ive bought some grass seed to put down but i really dont know what to
do


You are probably cutting it too short. Leave at least 3" when you cut, and see
if it improves.




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