A battle to improve the lawn in an Uckfield front garden continues. Seed wouldn’t grow and so now turf has been cut to fill the gaps.
In my last blog I wrote about putting down seed and placing netting over it to stop birds eating it but still the grass didn’t grow, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
Now we have tried laying turf on the bare patches. We bought a roll and cut pieces to fit each gap then trod it down to make sure it was firmly secured. We had to do this several times because blackbirds – or was it magpies – spotted loose edges and pulled them up, probably looking for worms.
We have taken care to keep the turf watered and were helped when it rained shortly after it was first laid. This made the job easier and more successful.
We have been thinning flowers grown from seed and moved some from the back into the front garden. We used a “spatula” and took care not to damage the roots.
The flowers have again been looking beautiful this month, in particular the Californian lilac which can be compared with the English lilac that is also growing. The peonies and weigela have also bloomed and look great.