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    This year we just have not had the rain we needed in April or early May though its a bit better now, as others have said you can't just bung the seed on the soil, I get best results but digging over the soil, putting the seed down and racking over so seeds covered. If a smaller area I might just buy top soil and bung that on the top or turf, if a larger areas as I have been doing I bought a rotavator from Argos £59 Qualcast one, best £59 I've spent it just turns the soil so quickly saves so much time, I then seed and put a pre-seed fertilizer down and rake over. I've got good results most of the lawn in front section to the left is reseeded last year you can just see the change in color, the far end was completely re-seeded from scratch last year
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoggyMcCBoggyFace View Post
    This year we just have not had the rain we needed in April or early May though its a bit better now
    This is the important bit. If the soil is too dry or too cold then you will have difficultly getting the seed to germinate, and that is presuming the seed is viable anyway.
    Lots of seed sold in shops is sh*t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoggyMcCBoggyFace View Post
    This year we just have not had the rain we needed in April or early May though its a bit better now, as others have said you can't just bung the seed on the soil, I get best results but digging over the soil, putting the seed down and racking over so seeds covered. If a smaller area I might just buy top soil and bung that on the top or turf, if a larger areas as I have been doing I bought a rotavator from Argos £59 Qualcast one, best £59 I've spent it just turns the soil so quickly saves so much time, I then seed and put a pre-seed fertilizer down and rake over. I've got good results most of the lawn in front section to the left is reseeded last year you can just see the change in color, the far end was completely re-seeded from scratch last year
    Nice stripes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Nice stripes
    Thanks , it looks nice but it is an effort and so time consuming as I also have front lawn as well, but it gives me an excuse to get out the house lol

    Agreed SueE on the seeds, the seeds I am using this year are from the same supplier as last and the same flavour, but even with a lot of watering the results haven't been great and I did think the seeds were to blame partly.

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    I did try and rake over the seeds - not how well I did. It's wet down here London so hopefully that will help but worried there is little sun.

    I ended up 1.5 boxes of seeds and 2 different types so hoping that atleast one of them comes through

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    Just over a week and it's growing very nicely! The soil is a bit bumpy but at least there is some grass, quite impressed with my efforts

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    Quote Originally Posted by VillageContractor View Post
    Just over a week and it's growing very nicely! The soil is a bit bumpy but at least there is some grass, quite impressed with my efforts
    You are going to have fun trying to make it flat.
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    Hoping the kids running around might do the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by VillageContractor View Post
    Hoping the kids running around might do the trick
    Not for a few months until it's nicely established though

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    Yeah that's not gonna happen Gardening tips

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