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Patchy grass, seeking advice for a fuller lawn.

  • 31-03-2024 1:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 557 ✭✭✭

    Hi all,

    Full discloser, complete beginner here when it comes to gardening but would be grateful for some advice.

    We moved into a new build Jan 2023, grounds were dug by the guys on site, levelled and seeds put down around the following May. With regular watering the grass quickly came up.
    It was cut regularly enough after giving it a good chance to grow. However, since then it has been very patchy even through the brighter months. Admittedly, it was left go this past winter in terms of weeding, etc.

    Any recommendations on how to achieve a fuller looking lawn as we'd like to be able to enjoy it this spring/summer. Is a feed/ growth agent of some type required, I'd really hope that the ground will not have to be dug/ reseeded again.

    See below pictures, weeds were just picked out and grass cut.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭daheff

    cant say specifically on what is the problem, but for new builds a lot of the problems tend to stem from

    poor quality soil

    hard compacted soil

    poor light as house/apartments too close together

    cheap grass seed used.

    i'd say feed & weed the plot. Try aerate it and put in some sand into the holes to help drainage.