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Patch of Grass Not Doing Well!

Hi All,

I had new turf laid just over 6 weeks ago, I’ve been following the normal rules keep the soil moist not soaked and only mowed when required cutting no more than a 1/3 off. There is just one patch that is starting to wilt and yellow. Can anyone help me identify the issue? I don’t think the guy laying it used any fertiliser and I haven’t put any down either. Should I?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,298
    Is anything different happening to that patch of grass ... it looks as if it might be being walked on quite a bit? 
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  • I thought that as well but not been on that bit for one-two weeks and hasn’t really recovered.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,298
    How well was the soil prepared?  Is it possible that area was already more compacted due to a high footfall in the past and then not prepared properly?
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  • The guy that did it rotorvated, trod down a couple of times and then a light rake over the top. 
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby HampshirePosts: 1,131
    I think the most likely reason Ricardo is different soil conditions under the turf. Probably less topsoil or stoney / clay conditions or crud in the subsoil (possibly from the patio footings). It's drying out quicker in that area and not holding the moisture. Water that area by hand in addition to what you are doing to the rest of the lawn. 
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