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Bounce lawn

Hi all

I when to a new client's house the other day and he showed me around when I came to look at the back lawn it seemed very soft and bounced when you sound on it! (hopeful on sinkholes!) This is a newly laid lawn!

So I am guessing the guys who lad it did firm the ground down? How the best way of sorting this problem out, please?

I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • It doess sound like the turf hasn't been heeled in / compacted enough when laid .. They probably not much you can do unless you fancy lifting the turf and relaying it . In time it will find its own level so the lawn will probably have some hollows in it . you could top these up with top soil which I find easier or lift the turf and refill. 

  • Lay a scaffold plank on the lawn.  Shuffle along it, thumping every 1 or 2 feet with a sledge-hammer held vertically head-down between your feet.  Move plank and repeat.

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    Is it a new build house?

    • Hi Andrew it is the client who had the back dug out and relayed with new top soil and turf!


  • From my experience, a lot of newly laid lawns have a "bounce" to them.   They settle down after a few weeks and running the mower over a few times

  • Thanks, fo all your help guys!

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