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Fucked lawn advice please

Discussion in 'DIY' started by supermatelot, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. supermatelot
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    Lawn was overun with dandelions. I went nuclear with killer and it has resulted in dead spots. The lawn is very wet with poor drainage and has several types of grasses going on. What would be the best way to start making it presentable? Can i just chuck seed over it abd let nature take its course?
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  2. Provost
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    Move away from Chernobyl.
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  3. The_Snail
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    For a small fee, Groundfarce can come around. I'm well good at gardening.
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  5. Stanley1975
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    Tarmac should do the trick.
  6. sirbhp
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    seriously , dig it over and start again with either turf or seed . its the right time of year to give it a go . Dig some rough sand in as well to assist drainage. by the time
    you fart about with the patches it would be quicker and better to dig it all up .
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  7. HHH
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    If you've fucked your lawn, it's Sods Law that the lawn is going to germinate and you'll be the proud Father of a new born turf !
  8. guzzijon
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    Draw the curtains.
  9. jarrod248
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    If you've used too much weed killer nothing will grow for years except dandelions. Try seeding it and wait.
  10. leveller
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    That's the poofs method, give it a good mow, them chuck this on a few days later. Use the whole container on what you show in the pic.
    Water it, a lot if it isn't raining, though your lawn may well resemble a napalm attack, like mine did.

    This kills weeds, and shit types of grass (apparently), you will be left with the good stuff.

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  11. jarrod248
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    No don't use more weed killer.
  12. leveller
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    What good grass you have grows like **** with this stuff, one spring summer with this, sorted.
  13. jarrod248
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    He says he's used loads of weedkiller using more will just mean it takes longer for grass to re-grow or he'll have to dig it all up.
  14. Ratty22
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    Green Thumb. Every time.
    And no, I'm not on commission. Spend a bit more to get it right first time.
    Just google them.
  15. supermatelot
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    Cheers for the tips. How much could I expect to fork out for a professional gardener to sort it? My portfolio of gardening equipment extends to a trowel. Would it be in the hundreds? I figure it would be easier to get someone who knows what they are doing and has the right kit to sort it, rather than me forking out and causing more havoc with shedborne implements.
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