Forum

About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.

Large lawn repair advice

We have a large scale lawn to repair after some cattle got in over it during the winter.  It has all been poached with their feet.  I have sprayed the area off.  We are going to reseed the entire lot.  Total area is 1500sqm, access is good however there are narrow parts that larger machinery wont get in to - at the side of the house/ around patio.

 

I am looking for ideas on how we can deal with this  ie to get to a decent tilth fit for reseeding and minimise the manual graft.. 

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO

    Repairing what was there rather than killing it all off would have been better. However you now need to lift all the dead vegetation and remove from site. Rotivate, level, pretreatment for seeding,brill, keep watered then deal with weeds correctly as therearr plenty of weed seeds at this time of year. Good luck!

    • Thank you Ian. 

       

      I appreciate that that it would have been easier to top dress/ fill the holes however this is not what the customer wanted. They are taking the opportunity to start again. 

       

      I understand the process so what I am actually looking for is the easy technique in terms of equipment etc. Do we actually need to remove the killed off grass or would it be sufficient enough to rotovate straight off. For example, I have a 23hp compact tractor as well as a 120hp tractor, both with pto’s. 

  • PRO

    Over thirty years ago I worked for a building contractor renovating the stables at Worcester Racecourse, after every race meeting the gang of race course maintenance guys filled every hoof mark as required by hand, walking behind a tractor and trailer loaded with top dressing to refill the buckets they carried.

    Presumably it is still done the same way?

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Landscape Team Leader

Were you born to lead? Ecosulis needs a team leader! Are you looking for a stimulating job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to way to help mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity than by overseeing a dedicated habitat creation team. As one

Landscaper

Calling all landscaping legends… Ecosulis needs habitat creators!   Are you looking for an exciting job where you can experience the great outdoors and have a meaningful impact on UK conservation? What better way to mitigate climate change and benefit wildlife than planting trees and helping to create biodiverse habitats. As the UK’s most experienced

Landscaper

Ecosulis are seeking to employ landscapers to assist with our habitat creation team in Oxford. You will need to have a good level of site safety, problem solving, ability to work in a team and, at times, supervising other sub-contractors. Working alongside a team, you will be required to undertake a variety of work including:

Landscaper

Ecosulis are seeking to employ landscapers to assist with our habitat creation team in Birmingham. You will need to have a good level of site safety, problem solving, ability to work in a team and, at times, supervising other sub-contractors. Working alongside a team, you will be required to undertake a variety of work including:

Business Objectives Group (BOG)

Latest blog post

PRO Supplier

Pellenc Dealers Visit France Factory

Seeing Pellenc’s manufacturing and production facilities in Pertuis, France proved to be a real eye opener for 20 dealers.

Twenty Pellenc dealers from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland recently visited Pellenc's…

Read more…

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO Supplier

Pellenc Dealers Visit France Factory

Seeing Pellenc’s manufacturing and production facilities in Pertuis, France proved to be a real eye opener for 20 dealers.

Twenty Pellenc dealers from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland recently visited Pellenc's…

Read more…