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Lawn "Patch"

Hi everyone,

Having recently moved home and into a new garden, I notice in one area of the lawn a large round patch which is different to the rest of the surface grass growing. It almost looks like the grass is growing at a different angle ?? to the rest of the lawn area. Is that possible ?

I am not sure if this has any relevance but there is a border of snowdrops around part of the circumference and the area looks as if in a depression. ( I don't mean that its unhappy !!)

Any help or advice would be truly appreciated. Thanksimage


  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Previous owners might have had a plant/shrub/tree there which they have removed and taken with them and as Edd says, filled the hole and reseeded it.

  • hutchmanhutchman Posts: 39

    Thanks to Edd & SwissSue for your answers / replies, really appreciate your thoughts.

    However, furthering the possibility of previous filling and reseeding leads me to wonder whether there may have been a pond there originally as the defined shape being potentially circular !.

    I am unsure of how to overcome the difference in grass type and growing angle, does anyone have any thoughts or past experience.image

    Again, thanks to above for their responses image

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Do you have a lawn mower with a roller? I wonder whether come the summer once it is being regularly cut the roller might "convince" the grass to grow in the same direction or at least make it much less noticeable.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    (It could have been a flower bed in the lawn - circular ones must have been popular once upon a time. My great aunt has one in her lawn and we've one in ours! You might find the ground received more fertiliser to get the plants to grow and the grass is drawing up on that making it look different further. A good feed of the rest of the lawn might help if this is the case.)

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    It sounds like a flower bed filled in and re-seeded to me too. If they use the same seed as the rest of the lawn it will eventually all merge together, it may take time though because the nutrient levels in the bed will inevitably be higher and they could well have sown at a different rate to the rest of the lawn. Any unevenness can be ironed out with top dressing of sharp sand and compost. You'll have to wait and see how it goes really.

  • hutchmanhutchman Posts: 39

    Thanks to all who gave their considered thoughts. Shall 'take on board' and do as advised.

    Yes Clarington, I do have a Honda 216 lawnmower with a Roller Drive and hopefully this will aid the lawn's health along with feeding and Jim's advice of lawn dressing at appropriate times.

    Many thanks once again and "Good Gardening" to all. Let's hope for a beautiful and bountiful Season whatever the weather.

    Kind regards.

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