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New house with a terrible garden!!

Hi everyone,

I have recently moved to a new house and this is my first garden. However. It's terrible the grass is patchy the lawn slopes left right up down and is vidually bald in places. I have come up with what I think is my plan of action and was wondering if you guys could advise me if this is the best way please. So I have stripped stones wood and general crap from the lawn than I was going to rotivate the lawn re level it with a compactor and than lay turf on top would this work as well as I'm hoping ? Also I will attach a photo of a nasty looking root that is sitting just along the surface of the soil and I don't know whether to attack it or not as it could make it worse ?

Thanks in advance alex


  • The root pic should be attached 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112

    If the photo won't upload try r educing the size ... that usually works image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • Do you mean a new build house, or just a new house to you? I suspect the latter as roots won't have had time to grow in a new build yet. 

    Roots can be chased out if you know they won't cause a tree to topple one day down the line. You just have to go gradually with gardens unless you have a budget to get equipment in to sort out issues. An uneven lawn isn't that bad, it's full of character!

    Last edited: 29 January 2018 21:40:35

  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 Posts: 2,217

    I would be inclined to get the root identified before you rotivate to area, in case it is something nasty.

    West Yorkshire
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