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Hi just had turf laid on wednesday all looks great apart from last few bits will this area be ok or


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,968
    Maybe.. depends on whether the roots are dead or not.  Give it a few weeks.  
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  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    It might recover, but either way I'd fill in those gaps with soil as those turves will be drying out much more quickly than the surrounding lawn 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,487
    It looks like the dodgy sections hadn't been tamped down properly and therefore the roots can't bind into the soil below.  Water the whole area and then try flattening that area by smacking it with the back of a spade.  Grass is pretty resilient so there is a good chance of recovery.  When you say it was laid on Wednesday, I presume you are talking about Wednesday of last week, not 2 days ago.  If 2 days ago I would suggest that section of turf was actually dead when it was laid and the person laying it should have known that.
  • It was wednesday of this week have spoken to him re same says to leave it for week and it should grow 
  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    In which case it must have been like that to start with? Must have been stacked with another one on top of it by the look of it or dried right out. It should recover, but but I’d be letting him know I’m not that impressed by it tbh 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    And fill the gaps with some sifted soil. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,029
    I agree with KT and J'fire. I'd have a word with whoever did that. It shouldn't look like that within a couple of days of being laid. It should either be replaced, or you should get a refund of some kind.
    If you don't get anywhere with him, bit of sieved soil in the gaps as hogweed says. Thoroughly soak it and it may come away. If not, you may need to sow a bit of seed.
    Good luck with resolving it.
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  • Thanks everyone comments are helpful yes we are phoning him back on tuesday not happy atol hopefully it will resolve or he replaces them 
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