Your lawn can be damaged for a number of reasons and it can be really frustrating! Here at Lawn and Weed Expert, we always advise that you get your damaged lawn repaired as quickly as possible if you want to prevent further damage later down the line. In today's blog, we look at some of the different ways you can repair your lawn and restore it to its former glory.
Repairing Your Lawn with Turf
If your lawn is irreparably damaged, we might recommend that you repair it using an additional section of turf. Here's how it works:
1. First, you cut around the damaged area of lawn and use a spade to lift it away. Then a fork is used to loosen the soil underneath
2. An identical square of healthy turf is cut, laid into the gap and a sandy top-soil is used to seal in the edges
3. Using the back of the spade of your foot, you gently press the new square of lawn into place
4. With regular watering and general lawn maintenance, the new patch of lawn should develop roots and start to thrive!
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Repairing Your Lawn by Overseeding
If you'd prefer to grow the lawn back from scratch, then lawn overseeding might be the best lawn repair route for you. Overseeding is also a great option for sparse lawns.
1. Similar to our turf method, you begin by cutting around the damaged part of the lawn and removing it to expose the soil underneath. Use a fork to loosen the soil
2. Apply a layer of compost over the exposed area to give the grass seed the best chance of thriving
3. Plant your grass seed where it's needed to fill in the gap (or get in touch with us and we can do it for you!)
4. Use a sprinkling of topsoil to protect the newly planted grass seed from predators like birds and squirrels
5. Finally, water the repaired area and take care of the lawn and before you know it it will be flourishing like the rest of the lawn!
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If your lawn is looking a little sparse in places or needs repairing, our lawn care specialists can help! Fill in our enquiry form and we'll organise a FREE lawn survey to determine the best course of action for you.