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Steven1991
May 27, 2020 9:33 AM CST
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I laid new turf last week in a brickwork pattern
I prepared the soil and levelled it all out and brought turf from B&Q and when i laid it, patches were hot and over the week despite regular watering seem to have died. The greenest turf was actually the worse and has come back to life and rooted and knitted well. I have attached a picture. The deadish looking turf, is it worth pulling up and returfing or keep watering and hope for the best? Also would i best returfing the bits that have patches or leave and hope for the best? If so will i need to rake the soil and add more top soil or will the top soil i put down be enough? The worst part is that the greenest and well rooted turfs.. i brought reduced and looked dead but are now the healthiest looking parts? Confused Blinking
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sooby
May 27, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Welcome! Are you in the UK? I looked up B&Q and the pricing was in pounds.. Was the turf rolled up for long after you got it? I think the weather has been hot there recently also?

Steven1991
May 27, 2020 10:52 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome! Are you in the UK? I looked up B&Q and the pricing was in pounds.. Was the turf rolled up for long after you got it? I think the weather has been hot there recently also?


Hi Sooby thanks for your reply. I live in the UK. I only live a short distance from the store so was laid straight away. It was very hot that day and brought late afternoon and were sitting outside in the heat for a good few hours. I had brought and laid a few rolls the day before as i went in to buy some more top soil and they had a few reduced as was out in the heat all day and had dried up abit. But those rolls are green healthy and started to deeo root
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 30, 2020 7:20 PM CST
If you have laid sod before, cut out the dead sod, and cut in to fit new sod.
As you take out the old, check the soil where it died.
Looks like bad sod, sod doe not take well to heat period; I have laid thousands of yard with good sod and cheap crap sod.
Heat kilsl both.
We would lay rolls not used, but would be, out on crushed gravel and kept them wet till we needed them.

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