New Turf, is it dead?

I have put new turf down about 10 days ago.  When i get the turf quite a lot of it was brown/ dry but presumed it would be OK as a lot was being sold like this from B&Q.  I have been watering it and we have had plenty of rain.  Will it eventually come through green?  I have added some pictures.    

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,468
    To be absolutely honest I really doubt it. There’s no way I’d have bought that.

    I think you should go back to B&Q with the receipt and those photos and ask for your money back. 
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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 186
    That's a shocker. Hope you can get your money back and get hold of a specialist firm...turf needs proper care and storage, DIY barns really sell dregs.
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 1,159
    I'd say that's been kept rolled up for far too long, without light or water. Definitely go back to B&Q and ask for a refund. If they offer you replacement instead, make sure you can check it before accepting. I'd want free delivery thrown in too.
  • thanks very much for all the feedback.  looks like off to b&q.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,468
    Good luck
    You can always suggest that the way they handle this will be reported on the GW forum for the world to see  😊 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,767
    That really is abysmal. Hope you get a good resolution when you go back.

    Pity you didn't stop as soon as you unrolled one piece, but I can understand you would want to get it done.
    I've got stacked pieces of turf [ to use as border soil] that would be more viable than that lot.  ;)
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,866
    Fairygirl said:
    I've got stacked pieces of turf [ to use as border soil] that would be more viable than that lot.  ;)
    I've got sheets of cardboard with more grass than that lot. :#
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 2,883
    I agree with Dove, Hubby bought some on B & Q it was rubbish, then I got some from a local nursery was half the price, the lady unrolled it, asked iif it was OK (it was) and carried it to my car for me.
  • thanks ill give that a go.  Now the only problem is disposing of the old turf.  I doubt B&Q will come and pick it up! 
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 2,866
    If you've got space to stack it then it will make great topsoil in a few months.
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