Prep time is everything when laying new turf. It needs to be turned, raked to a tilf and then rolled, racked again till level and then laid. You’ll need to repeat that several time depending how level you want it. Water daily, twice if hot and stay off it for 2 weeks ideally.Posted 4 years ago
I’m putting in a new lawn. I want the soil underneath to be as fine as possible cos the fewer lumps, the more ground will be in contact wit hthe turf and keep it more moist.
I’ve been raking it, but what about a hoe? Would that help? The ground is pretty hard, I used a fork to dig it over but it took some battering to break up.Posted 4 years agoscuttlerMember
acquaint yourself with Highway Code #201.
Nah pedant. “When using a driveway, reverse in and drive out if you can.”. Where does it say do not, or must? You must be a right laugh. I’d suggest all of the houses in this street frequently have children playing in the gardens and on the driveways, such that it’s far safer to have direct sight of them when maneuvering into the driveway.Posted 4 years ago
Did it with the fork and rake in the end. Pushing it around with the rake breaks up the small stuff quite well, as does scuffing it with my booots. I’ve trampled it down a lot this time which was the mistake I made last time. Also dug in 250l of compost to 6-8″ for 15 square metres which has made a bug difference.
I can see why the old grass was so shit though. Roots were about two inches deep, below that the ground was rock hard even though it was still damp. I think I’m going to have to get a sprinkler as may go away at the weekend!Posted 4 years ago
Yeah I wet it up on the other side and trampled it. It made a nice clay slurry that looked a bit like wet concrete.. 😯
I’m happy though actually – I’ll post up another picture in two months so you can see how I got on 🙂
My mower though only has two heights – one is too high, so the grass gets flattened when the kids play on it, and the other is too short and I end up cutting the dirt where the bumps are.. 🙁Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
Reversing into the drive.
When I arrive home, I reverse in. When Mrs Feet arrives home, she doesn’t 🙄
Next door have a paving slab monstrosity of a front garden. Therefore reversing doesn’t conform with their ‘Terry & June’ aspirational lifestyle.
Crime scene across the road – thats a mobility scooter. However it is also a crime scene as they are alwasy leaving wheelschairs, bikes, etc in the front garden unsecured. Unsurprisingly they got nicked!Posted 4 years ago
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