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andyman4u
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10:53 AM - Aug 26, 2018 #1

Good Morning members and glad to be a new member here today.

could anyone give me some pointers to laying new turf please.

I am taking up a dog pee damaged lawn and would like to lay new turf back down on the same area, what soil preparation do i need to do before hand?

thanks folks for any help you can suggest.   :)
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LynneBee
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3:32 PM - Aug 26, 2018 #2

Hi Andy and welcome this is a step by step to laying lawn I hope it helps https://www.wikihow.com/Lay-a-Turf-Lawn
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3:48 PM - Aug 26, 2018 #3

My first question is Have you still got the dog?
If you have then not a lot of point in  redoing the lawn.
I would be more inclined to fork over the bald patches, remove and replace a bit of the soil and resow
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4:13 PM - Aug 26, 2018 #4

thanks for the replies so far folks.
to Taffy, no dog around so the new lawn will be pee free.
I should also state that there hasn't been a dog on the lawn for about 3 months, so would the soil still need to be neutralised of any acids from the pee?
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8:15 PM - Aug 26, 2018 #5

Normaly I'd say you would be fine after 3 months, the rain would have washed it out, but if you havn't had much rain then heave watering on the patches should flush it.
I'd still be inclined to try seed first, much easier than a full returf.
You didn't say how big the lawn is.
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9:34 PM - Aug 26, 2018 #6

Thanks Taffy for the feedback.
The lawn is 20 foot by 9 foot.
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9:11 AM - Aug 27, 2018 #7

Hopefully, your lawn is flat. I'd hire a turf cutter to remove what's left of the top layer and then put a layer of multi purpose compost on top. Cover with seed and gently tread in. With turf you have to water it at least once or twice a day to keep the roots growing into the soil below the turf. You still need to keep the seeded area watered with a gentle spray so as not to move the seeds with the force of the spray. Oh if it is not levelled level it or when you come to cut it you'll scalp the raised bits.



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3:23 PM - Aug 28, 2018 #8

Thanks Kitty.
I will be laying turf as it needs to be done quickly but thank you to everyone who has replied.
Look forward to my next project and any further help you folks can provide.
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