lawn for reseeding

Ann McNally asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, I have a small lawn (4m x 6m) which I am preparing for reseeding with westlands dwarf ryegrass. The old lawn was pH neutral but had died off in parts and had some weeds, wild grass and moss. I rotovated it 2 days ago but did not spray round-up before hand. It is sorrounded by trees (12ft) at the edges. I have removed all the broken up sod, large stones and roots but the soil is still very compacted and dry. Should I rotovate it again and even spray it? Also should I add top soil before I sow as I have westlands lawn fertiliser to add? Thanks, Ann

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The easy way to re-sow is simply to kill off the existing grass with Roundup and sow directly onto the dead lawn in September.

But since you have gone to the trouble of cultivating, apply the fertiliser, rake level and re-sow when rain is expected.