Growing a new garden lawn

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Gemma Macken asked 12 years ago

4 years ago i dug up my back garden wich is quite large, & put top soil on it, i left it to my husband to seed it, i went away for 2 weeks when i came home weeds had grown very high..he never seeded it. so i left it like that..i cant bear to look at it anymore, its full of weeds and very patchy. what do i do? do i need to redig it all again? do i use a shovel or is there some kind of machine that can help me with this?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If the soil was reasonably level before the weeds grew, all you need to do is to cut the weeds and grass down with a strimmer or brushcutter. And then begin normal weekly mowing. To get rid of remaining weeds, you can apply a lawn weedkiller in May.

It is unlikely that you will need to cultivate again, unless it is very bumpy.