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Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 21:29
by Swanjaxs
Sand or topsoil over to cover? Or... neither 🤔

Re: Seeding the lawnneithet

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 21:32
by dickythorpe
Neither.

Re: Seeding the lawnneithet

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 21:47
by Swanjaxs
dickythorpe wrote:
07 Apr 2021 21:32
Neither.
Cheers mate 👍

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 22:09
by Jack2jack
Have a look at top dressing your lawn, s**t tons of stuff on YouTube.
👍

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 22:12
by Swanjaxs
Jack2jack wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:09
Have a look at top dressing your lawn, s**t tons of stuff on YouTube.
👍
Will do mush, thanks 👍

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 22:17
by Jack2jack
Swanjaxs wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:12
Jack2jack wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:09
Have a look at top dressing your lawn, s**t tons of stuff on YouTube.
👍
Will do mush, thanks 👍
I'm no Percy Thrower mate, but I think that's what your looking for.😀👍

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 07 Apr 2021 22:28
by Darran
I bought a house in the Ferry in the 90’s and the Vetch groundsman Harold Woolacott lived down the road.
He used to call in for a cuppa and advise on the lawn.
It was like a f*cking bowling green. :lol:

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 00:08
by J_B
Darran wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:28
I bought a house in the Ferry in the 90’s and the Vetch groundsman Harold Woolacott lived down the road.
He used to call in for a cuppa and advise on the lawn.
It was like a f*cking bowling green. :lol:
Lovely for you.

Someone at the Vetch should have offered him a cuppa because the pitch was a f*cking mudbath. ;)

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 00:17
by Swanjaxs
Darran wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:28
I bought a house in the Ferry in the 90’s and the Vetch groundsman Harold Woolacott lived down the road.
He used to call in for a cuppa and advise on the lawn.
It was like a f*cking bowling green. :lol:
Did he recommend sand or topsoil?

Judging by the state of the Vetch pitch towards the end of the season I'm going for sand 👍

God bless HW by the way 🙏🖤🤍

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 00:35
by Lifelong
Good quality turf, more expensive but better, in my opinion.
Got to prepare the soil well to have the best results.

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 01:20
by Swanjaxs
Lifelong wrote:
08 Apr 2021 00:35
Good quality turf, more expensive but better, in my opinion.
Got to prepare the soil well to have the best results.
Good advice 👍

Thanks lifey 👊

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 07:24
by Squarebear
My front lawn needs a major overhaul and theres areas at the back that are shaded, being overtaken by mind your own business (bstard stuff). So I read up on the best approach to reseeding and one website recommended digging 25cm down.

I don't think my scarifier will manage that.

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 09:14
by Jinxy
Darran wrote:
07 Apr 2021 22:28
I bought a house in the Ferry in the 90’s and the Vetch groundsman Harold Woolacott lived down the road.
He used to call in for a cuppa and advise on the lawn.
It was like a f*cking bowling green. :lol:
Was it because no-one was allowed to use it other than 2 hours on a Sat afternoon?

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 09:54
by KrunchyKarrot
Just buy twice as much as you need and lob all over is my current strategy after i murdered it with mosskiller. Does anyone remember that it was rumoured that the turf for Wembley was from Penclawdd?

Re: Seeding the lawn, sensible answers only pls 👍

Posted: 08 Apr 2021 11:36
by airedale
KrunchyKarrot wrote:
08 Apr 2021 09:54
Just buy twice as much as you need and lob all over is my current strategy after i murdered it with mosskiller. Does anyone remember that it was rumoured that the turf for Wembley was from Penclawdd?
Yeah, I remember the Wembley thing, sea washed turf from Penclawdd. The the story morphed into, a quarter of the pitch was from Penclawdd, a quarter from England and so on.