Extending width lawn

Hi all,

Just after a quick bit of advice- I want to extend the width of my lawn in areas and narrow the borders in areas in order to give my little girl some more running space. To lay new lawn adjacent to the existing lawn and hopefully have it blend in one day- should I cut the remaining lawn to a square edge? Hope this makes sense. Thanks, Johna

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  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 344
    Seems to me what you're asking is about transplanting grass from the wider bit to the narrow.   It's easy. But a lot of graft.

    Prepare ground level for the destination areas.   Take a spade to the origin of grass...cut spade width parallel lines to about 3 to 4 inch depth.  Then get the spade under to cut out a square. About spade size.     You're basically cutting out cereal box shaped chunks.  Go plant one chunk at a time.  Obviously a lot of faffing to get the height correct.  You can infill bad shapes with soil the grass will grow into it.

    Do that for say one or two square meters...for more, I'd seed new grass.
  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 344
    Should have said water immediately after transplantation
  • Thanks for the info. It's new grass lawn i'll be planting and leaving the existing grass insitu. 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,864
    Cutting the existing lawn to create a straight edge will certainly make it easier to lay the new turf.
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  • Thats
    It is easy but hard work. You really do not need to do it as there is plenty of space and lawn there for kids to run around on. 


    That's the father in laws thoughts as well. The borders are quite wide in areas though (upto 2.4M either side).


    Is this time of year ok to put down new turf? I'll put up some plastic fencing around any new turf for a few weeks to let it grow.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,660
    Why not let her have a den, or a playhouse with a stepping stone path, tucked away in the shrubbery somewhere? Children don't just need to run, they need space for their imaginations too - and I bet she'd be the envy of all her friends with just grass gardens!
  • jpfitzpatrickukjpfitzpatrickuk Posts: 4
    edited May 2018
    Why not let her have a den, or a playhouse with a stepping stone path, tucked away in the shrubbery somewhere? Children don't just need to run, they need space for their imaginations too - and I bet she'd be the envy of all her friends with just grass gardens!

    I know where you are coming from and I agree but we have other existing areas in the garden for that purpose. Thanks.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,718
    edited May 2018
    I agree with Freddie's Dad. There seems plenty of room for plenty of children to run about there already.
    I'd save yourself the time and effort and leave it as it is.
    Devon.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,864
    With the amount of rain we're having there shouldn't be any problem with laying turf.  If we do get a dry spell just be sure to water it well every evening.
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