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Old 15-06-2004, 10:10 PM
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Five weeks ago I laid a lawn with Rolawn turves – some of which had
suffered heating in the rolls – with the subsequent death of some
rolls. After telling Rolawn they provided me with three replacement
turves – which I used for patching two weeks after I initially laid
the lawn.
Due to this and the servicing of my lawnmower which took far longer
than I imagined – the lawn became very long and went to seed.
I cut the lawn back last Saturday – by just over a third – reducing
the length from 8 inches to just under 6 – to find that many of the
swards had gone spindly. Some areas have really thinned out.

Will I need to reseed these almost bald patches – or will the grass
regenerate and grow thicker and spread across the bald patches.

I was also wondering if I have overwatered. Because of the presence of
the new turf when I patched in the dead areas – I continued with the
‘new turf' regime of 20 minutes twice a day – to find that the area
was very soft (though not flooded) when I cut the lawn back last
Saturday.

I have since suspended watering the area – and intend watering for 20
minutes twice a week.

Could anyone advise me on the above.

Thanks,

Scott Whitehead

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Old 17-06-2004, 11:06 PM
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Scott Whitehead wrote:
Five weeks ago I laid a lawn with Rolawn turves – some of which had
suffered heating in the rolls – with the subsequent death of some
rolls. After telling Rolawn they provided me with three replacement
turves – which I used for patching two weeks after I initially laid
the lawn.
Due to this and the servicing of my lawnmower which took far longer
than I imagined – the lawn became very long and went to seed.
I cut the lawn back last Saturday – by just over a third – reducing
the length from 8 inches to just under 6 – to find that many of the
swards had gone spindly. Some areas have really thinned out.

Will I need to reseed these almost bald patches – or will the grass
regenerate and grow thicker and spread across the bald patches.

I was also wondering if I have overwatered. Because of the presence of
the new turf when I patched in the dead areas – I continued with the
‘new turf' regime of 20 minutes twice a day – to find that the area
was very soft (though not flooded) when I cut the lawn back last
Saturday.

I have since suspended watering the area – and intend watering for 20
minutes twice a week.

Could anyone advise me on the above.

Thanks,

Scott Whitehead


What the hell are "turves"?


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Old 18-06-2004, 12:19 AM
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John P. Mullen wrote:
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What the hell are "turves"?


http://dictionary.reference.com/

I had to look it up myself. I figured from what Scott said that they were
rolls of sod. I found I hadn't really known what a turf was, and that it
had a plural.

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Old 18-06-2004, 02:04 AM
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John P. Mullen wrote:


Scott Whitehead wrote:
Five weeks ago I laid a lawn with Rolawn turves – some of which had
suffered heating in the rolls – with the subsequent death of some
rolls. After telling Rolawn they provided me with three replacement
turves – which I used for patching two weeks after I initially laid
the lawn.
Due to this and the servicing of my lawnmower which took far longer
than I imagined – the lawn became very long and went to seed.
I cut the lawn back last Saturday – by just over a third – reducing
the length from 8 inches to just under 6 – to find that many of the
swards had gone spindly. Some areas have really thinned out.

Will I need to reseed these almost bald patches – or will the grass
regenerate and grow thicker and spread across the bald patches.

I was also wondering if I have overwatered. Because of the presence of
the new turf when I patched in the dead areas – I continued with the
‘new turf' regime of 20 minutes twice a day – to find that the area
was very soft (though not flooded) when I cut the lawn back last
Saturday.

I have since suspended watering the area – and intend watering for 20
minutes twice a week.

Could anyone advise me on the above.

Thanks,

Scott Whitehead


What the hell are "turves"?


They're like swards.

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Old 18-06-2004, 09:11 PM
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"John P. Mullen" wrote in message ...
Scott Whitehead wrote:
Five weeks ago I laid a lawn with Rolawn turves – some of which had
suffered heating in the rolls – with the subsequent death of some
rolls. After telling Rolawn they provided me with three replacement
turves – which I used for patching two weeks after I initially laid
the lawn.
Due to this and the servicing of my lawnmower which took far longer
than I imagined – the lawn became very long and went to seed.
I cut the lawn back last Saturday – by just over a third – reducing
the length from 8 inches to just under 6 – to find that many of the
swards had gone spindly. Some areas have really thinned out.

Will I need to reseed these almost bald patches – or will the grass
regenerate and grow thicker and spread across the bald patches.

I was also wondering if I have overwatered. Because of the presence of
the new turf when I patched in the dead areas – I continued with the
‘new turf' regime of 20 minutes twice a day – to find that the area
was very soft (though not flooded) when I cut the lawn back last
Saturday.

I have since suspended watering the area – and intend watering for 20
minutes twice a week.

Could anyone advise me on the above.

Thanks,

Scott Whitehead


What the hell are "turves"?


Plural for turf ie one turf - two turves


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