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Freshly laid sinking lawn

We had a brand new lawn laid 14 days ago we've used a sprinkler  every day as instructed but we've just noticed this afternoon a 4 foot square lump of turf has sunk is it too much water or a problem with the ground please help!


  • AstraeusAstraeus SheffieldPosts: 298
    Sounds like settlement.

    Was it turf laid down or seed sewn? What was it laid/sewn onto?
  • It was fresh turf laid down 
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,368
    I'm guessing it's a problem with the ground preparation not being thorough, ie possibly not consolidated enough ?
    Is there any chance of a photo please ?
  • AstraeusAstraeus SheffieldPosts: 298
    I think the same.

    Was the soil down for some time before the turf was laid over it? 
  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,820
    Definitely ground not consolidated properly.  I had the same problem, although it didn't appear as quickly.  Lawn was laid 10 years ago and I'm still working on getting one section up to the proper level.  It did take a couple of years to start to drop so I didn't start doing anything until I was fairly confident it had settled.  I'm just laying thin layers of topsoil and letting the grass grow up through it.
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