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New Lawn HELP!!!!

Hi Everyone

My back garden is a Lumpy, Hard, Uneven mess of a lawn. There are hard tufts of grass in places to thinning or bear patches. At about 10-15cm its a thick clay like material & the garden itself is 10mx7m in size.

I've had enough!! so i have a plan but being a complete noob to gardening i thought id lay my grand plan out and let everyone here tell me why thats the wrong way to do it....

* Hire a rotivator and thouroughly rotivate the garden until i am left with as fine a soil as i can get.

* Rake the soil until i'm left with as even a surface as i can get

* Plant grass seed using a seeder

* Re-Rake and Roll the garden

What am i missing, forgetting, unaware off or doing wrong? I'd like to hire the rotivator for next weekend so i want to prepare and research as best i can.

Any advice would be appriciated.




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318

    What Verdun said image


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • MAV359MAV359 Posts: 2

    cheers for the advice

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,085


    Good luck MAV image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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