Some advice for my recently seeded lawn please
My first post on the forum! I've had a good read of some previous posts which have been v handy but I had a couple of questions re my new seeded lawn I've not been able to find answers to.
I sowed it on the 28th April. Prior to this the area was covered in concrete so it was damn hard work breaking it all out and losing all the rubble! I rotivated and added about 3-4 inches of fairly decent top soil albeit had more clay lumps in it than I would have wanted.
Anyway, after 12 days my wilko grass seed began to germinate- I felt like a proud parent ha! On the far right side of the garden I've used the shady mix as this area gets v little sun so although it has germinated it's been much slower.
The grass has grown a lot in a week. It's quite patchy though and some areas look like the seed won't germinate. Today I carefully walked on the lawn and added extra seed to these bits. The ground didn't feel v firm but it did rain last night. I only compacted it the once though so hopefully it'll firm up ok!
In a couple of areas water pools when it rains. Is this a case of more top soil needed to bring the level up a little?
I've read on the RHS website I should re tread the area in the absence of a roller. When should I do this?
Please excuse the terrible condition of the rest of the lawn- my two dogs have done a good job of killing it off with their wee grrr- will be patched in due course. The bare strip at the front will be covered by on r upcoming ground floor kitchen extension.
Many thanks advance for any help!
Last edited: 18 May 2017 17:17:18