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Relaying a sunken lawn

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by IanMer, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. IanMer

    IanMer Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi. I wonder if anyone can help?
    I relayed a small section of lawn last year, replacing an old 'moon shape' flower bed. However, during the very wet winter, it has sunk. What would be best, dig it up and start again or lay over top soil and hope it grows through?
    Many thanks
     
  2. JWK

    JWK Gardener

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    Sounds like it wasn't trodden down before sowing/turfing? I can't think of any other reason why soil would sink down, nothing to do with the wet winter that won't make soil sink.

    Why do you need to start again? Has it sunk too low or the grass died off?

    This would be an easy solution if it's a small area and the existing grass is healthy. What area is it?
     
  3. Nick_MSM

    Nick_MSM Gardener

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    If its dropped a few inches then I would...cut the grass as short as you can, scarify it if you have any dead grass etc, aerate it, top soil mixed with seed to level the lawn, then seed over the top and tread down. Water it twice daily for 2-3 weeks and you should see decent results.
     
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