ratbags21
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Bald patches due to workmen - will the grass regrow? (UK)

Hi There,

I have just had some landscaping done in the garden and the patter of mighty workmens boots could be heard by my lawn. In some areas, they reduced the grass virtually to nothing.

If I just water and do not walk on the areas, will the grass grow back or do I need to toss in some grass seed...or something?

Help please!

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Kisal
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My lawn always grows back, but I usually have to wait through the winter. It reappears in the spring. (It even grows back in areas where I don't want it and have tried to remove it permanently. :lol: )

If the situation is such that it will be a muddy, messy area during the winter, then you might want to sow some new seed now. :)
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams

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tomf
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You may try raking some seed into the bald areas. If you can not water it a lot now wait until the rain season. You want to plant before the soil gets below 59 deg.

ratbags21
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Thanks

Thanks to my american cousins for your help - I neglected to mention that the bald areas are a bit sandy n cementy (don't ask!). I think the only way to fix that is to re-turf :(

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