Hi! I'm having some very frustrating lawn issues and I was wondering if somebody could offer me some advice.
I bought this house 3 years ago and had a new lawn (turf) laid a year later. The previous garden consisted of paving stones, a tree, a step, a raised area and various other "features".
The new lawn was wonderful until it started growing itself.
At that point various anomalies started to happen:
1. The circular area which was previously paved doesn't grow anything like as well as the rest of the garden. It's also off-colour most of the time. I'm guessing the soil underneath has been starved of... something for some time.
2. The area where the step was isn't growing at all. Turns out there's another step about an inch under the surface.
3. The right-hand side of the garden grows reeeeally quickly and thickly, but when it's cut it's torn right back to the soil and looks awful. Plus it seems to dip - I think because the soil underneath drained out due to heavy continuous rainfall about the time the lawn was originally laid.
4. The two top corners also look "torn" when cut.
I've attached some photos.
I'm thinking I need to get somebody in to re-furbish - perhaps re-level - the whole thing but, before I do that, is there something reasonably cheap that I can do myself to fix it up?
Grateful for any suggestions!