Lawn dead?

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  1. McClements

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    Just moved into a new build house and my lawn is brown (new turf laid two weeks ago). Is this dead and salvagible? or should I complain and request returfed. Thanks
     

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    Yes McClements, money back or turf replaced.​
    Have you watered it though?
    Ask the turf provider to call and look at it ASAP.:)
     
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      Thanks. It was part of the new build home having garden turfed as well. Picking up keys this weekend and only got to see the garden a few days ago. Will complain then , just wanted to make sure it wasnt me as i dont know much about turfs and whether I will get push back. It's been in there hands watering it until keys handed to me.
       
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      Right....similar thing at my niece’s new build where a couple of shrubs were near to dead. She complained to the builders who contacted the landscaping team who replaced the plants.
      You bought a house with lawn.....part and parcel of the contract. :)
      That “lawn” is a disgrace :sad:
       
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        oh dear, its beyond saving I'm afraid. I would however as you have a chance to see, lift off a bit of turf and see whats its laid on. Chances are if the builders did the work you will have a bit of topsoil then the rest will be not so good soil.
        If the topsoil is not 150mm I would argue that point as well.
        The gaps either say its not laid well or has shrunk due to lack of watering. lift a section and have a peep.
         
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