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new lawn & hedging


I'm planning to rejuvenate a friend's garden for her 60th birthday and would like advice...Is now the wrong time of year to sow a lawn? Her front garden looks really tired, and we'd like it to be inviting in early September. I'm pretty sure she will water it regularly, and her garden is east-facing so it gets the sun in the morning.

Also any suggestions for cheapish hedging would be welcome. What about hawthorn? It's a garden just outside north London, so fairly mild...

Many thanks!


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    sowing at this time of year is fine, you just have to make sure it doesn't dry out, in fact you'll have better luck with seed now than turf.

    hedging - what do you want- quick screening? spikey for security? nice flowers or berries? nice autumn colour? evergreen or deciduous? easy maintenance?

  • dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

    Easy maintenance and fast to establish if possible, I think

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