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Weedkiller on new lawn

I have recently had turf laid ( now due for its first cut ) and earlier this week I sprayed weedkiller on weeds on the driveway that abuts the lawn - now notice a small patch of grass at the lawn edge has turned brown.

Would grass seed be the solution or just leave it and see what happens?

Grateful of any help

Many thanks




  • TaraMaidenTaraMaiden Posts: 46

    ....Or you may find the adjoining grass will grow into it.... if you see that happening, chances are the weedkiller has lost its effectiveness... sprinkle a little fresh topsoil on top and water.

  • Many thanks both.

  • Weedkiller lasts about 3 months so after that you should be OK to dig up that bit of grass and then next time you cut the grass leave some cuttings on the bald patch, with luck they will drop some seeds and it will reseed itself with the matching grass. 

  • Thank you

    It was Roundup weedkiller - if that makes a difference?

  • Nikki 66Nikki 66 Posts: 1

    Hi, can you advise on the best weedkiller for spot weeding the lawn if not Roundup please?  I don't live in the UK though so not sure what sort of thing I can buy in Bulgaria.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,087

    I would use a Complete lawn feed which includes a weed and moss killer.  This is one but there are others.


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,553

    You say it's new turf, if it's not rooted firmly, you could cut the affected piece out, if it's not too big, and turn it round so the good turf is on the edge and the bad bid inside, if you see what I mean. It'll be easier to reseed than if it's on the edge.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,087

    Hostafan - you've replied to the initial post which was a good while ago - there's been another question on this thread today from Nikki, which is what I've replied to image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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