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Is this ok to plant grass seed?

Hi all...
Im brand new here and brand new to any type of gardening
Im in the north east just outside of Hull
I want to grass my back garden (75-80sqm)
After much work removing around 100 pavers and large stones and rotavated it.. Ive sieved through around 4" of the top soil as it was still heavily mixed with clay and stones and was left with a pile of around 1.5 to 2 tons of waste (I would think whats been sieved is of fairly good quality soil but still has small stones)
What I want to know is can i put down grass seed as it is.. or does it need something else? please see pic's
Many thanks for any advice
legepe





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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,464
    That looks good to me but now you need to shuffle over the area and rake, shuffle and rake until it is firm and level.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni21T_hrkMc
  • lependlepend Posts: 7
    K67 said:
    That looks good to me but now you need to shuffle over the area and rake, shuffle and rake until it is firm and level.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni21T_hrkMc

    Thanks K67.. Video is really helpfull too..!
    I recently acquired a dog.. any idea how long I would have to wait after seeding to let the dog out on it?
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,464
    Could be quite sometime if the weather doesn't improve! Usually around 6 weeks.
    If you can train your dog to use a certain area, maybe  fence off a section in the garden it might save your lawn especially if you have a bitch.
    Otherwise turf would be the fastest.
  • lependlepend Posts: 7
    K67 said:
    Could be quite sometime if the weather doesn't improve! Usually around 6 weeks.
    If you can train your dog to use a certain area, maybe  fence off a section in the garden it might save your lawn especially if you have a bitch.
    Otherwise turf would be the fastest.
    yes its a bitch... I guess she'll just have to get used to being tied up in the front garden for a while.. however, Ive just put stones down on that


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,464
    Well you can say goodbye to a lovely lawn then. 🤔🐕
    Every wee will turn the grass brown with a lush green ring around it unless you can pour water on the area immediately.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 5,147
    Turfing would be quicker. You ideally need to lay it as possible because if it gets dry,the weather that is,it will be a night mare to water. I have a bitch (and a dog) you can buy harmless stuff to put in y drinking water, I keep s watering can full to dilute if I see her wee,on that subject, can anyone tell me why the grass in the park doesn't die with hundreds of bitches peeing on it!
  • lependlepend Posts: 7
    I will just have to suffer with the dog.. just hope its not too bad.. thanks a lot for all your help though
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,464
    You could try this  
    Or  these
  • lependlepend Posts: 7

    Hi again.. still havent managed to get grass seed down yet and was hoping to do it tomorrow however, its been raining since yesterday (not that heavy unless it was over night) and this is what ive got - see pics

    other info which may be relevant:

    1. The clay level is very shallow here

    2. Ive removed around 2 ton of waste which has dropped the soil level

    3. Ive concreted to extend the width of the drive which covered an area of 8.5sqm and the run off is going towards the flooded area

    Can I simply rase this area of soil where it is flooding or does it need proper drainage to cope with any wet weather?

    Again any advice very much appreciated

    legepe




  • lependlepend Posts: 7
    Hi again everyone!
    Anyone got any ideas what I can/should do with this problem of flooding.. I really want to get the grass seed down asap
    Any advice very much appreciated!
    Thanks
    lepend
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