Laying Turf and Pest Contol
I am looking for some advice on laying a new lawn.
We have a small patch (3m x 5m) that I always assumed the neigbours dog's (Bitch) urine had killed off patches of our grass; eventually the patches almost filled the whole area and I started to think it could also be Chafer beetles.
I dug out of the the grass/moss and removed some of the poor dusty soil and have turned over about 4"deep and plan on mixing in GRO SURE Manure and Top soil then rolling out my turf (after flattening the soil out etc.) but wanted to ask if it is possible that the grass killer was perhaps Chafer Bettels rather then just the dog.
I have found some black pupa in the soil; are these Chafer?
Can I lay the turf and then treat or am I best treating 1st
Thanks in advance for any help