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removing artificial grass /lawn

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kedy Mon 29-May-17 14:19:45

house we are buying has decking and artificial grass - looks very fake in a small garden. how can we remove it and make it alive again with some real grass?

Ginfiend Mon 29-May-17 14:21:30

Google for a company near you that removes and lays lawn? Not something you can do easily yourself

kedy Mon 29-May-17 14:24:07

it is weird, google overwhelmingly results with advice and companies for laying artificial lawn not getting rid of it.

HouseOfGoldandBones Mon 29-May-17 14:30:13

I've gt this in the back tis lovely though

Just roll it up like a carpet & chuck it in a skip. Same way you would get rid of a carpet.

Underneath there will be a layer of fine sand, and a membrane.

Ginfiend Mon 29-May-17 14:49:52

I googled 'replace artificial grass with lawn' and it came up with loads...

engineersthumb Tue 30-May-17 07:21:52

Just run a knife through it and pull it up. There may or may not be a sand bed underneath. In either case turn the soil over with a garden fork and spade then rake the soil so that it's reasonably fine. Level of by either digging out or adding a little soil as you go. Once you've got a reasonably fine and level surface either seed the area waiting 4-8 weeks or turf. Seeding at this time of year is more difficult as you must keep it moist.

venys Tue 30-May-17 07:35:43

We have done it and it is easy to lift up yourself and roll like a carpet. Freecycle it as plenty of people want it and it will save you paying to get rid of it. If the soil is a bit stony then maybe get a mesh riddle to sift stones or perhaps buy some topsoil to put on top and dig through. As pp said I would probably sow in Autumn as it might get a little hot for lawn seed.

Rainatnight Tue 30-May-17 07:42:26

We've just had it laid and it's great. Maybe give it a go?

Possumfish Tue 30-May-17 22:34:23

We had it in our old house... Got rid really quickly, as others have said roll it up like a carpet! I'm glad your getting rid! It's so bad for the environment smile

m0therofdragons Tue 30-May-17 23:19:45

Lift it up and get turf laid which you then need to water well.

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