Malcolm Rennie
Malcolm Rennie
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Asked on Jul 13, 2018

How can I returf my garden



I wish to returf my garden before the end of summer what would I have to do

2 answers
  • Annie
    on Jul 14, 2018

    I’m in the midst of doing same. There was nothing but weeds to start with. I’m only doing a semi-circle that‘s about 40 x 20 feet. I am blessed with great soil, cursed with a landlocked space where no equipment can be brought in. I hand weeded the entire space but ran into a very difficult weed...”creeping charlie” as it’s known here. After getting everything else out, I resorted to Roundup in desperation. Didn’t kill it either and I refused to use anything more toxic. Back to hand weeding. The advice is to loosen the topsoil with a heavy rake or rototiller, if available. Test your soil for PH levels, add lime if very acid. Select a seed that suits your sun exposure and broadcast with a seed spreader. Water, water, water and pray! Your climate is much more likely to succeed than mine. It’s a lot of work, so price sod for the same space and decide. Not an option here.
    Good luck!
  • Mary
    on Jul 19, 2018

    How about using artificial turf? You can save on mowing and water.

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