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    Grass growing after decking removal

    Gardeners

    My family and I moved into a new house recently. There is old decking at the end of the garden and we’d prefer to have an all grass garden. If we have the old decking removed, is there any chance that grass will grow again there? My partner and I asked the previous owners and they said the decking has been there since the early 2000s. Or we will have to install artificial grass instead?

    Asked by Simon on 16th Oct 2020
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    CWR Property

    "Good afternoon,

    As long as there is soil under the decking, then you can install grass/turf rolls, and this should grow fine.
    You just need to ensure that you water and fertilise the grass well."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    North East’s gardening maintenance services

    "Hi Simon if it has been down for that many years then No the grass won’t grow back due to roots would of been killed off, so yes you’ll have to lay turf down there."

    Answered on 16th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Agri UK

    "No grass will grow fine, it needs rotovating and seeding or turfing! I can remove the old decking and grass the area.
    Daniel"

    Answered on 29th Oct 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "It will in time but I would add new grass prices start cheap."

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Rod’s Gardening Services

    "Some factors to consider.
    Location: Is the area shady, get flooded, etc.?
    Condition of soil: Is it clay, is it in a poor condition, are there many brambles?
    You can remove poor soil and put down some new top soil and then use grass seed.
    However, if you want low maintenance then go for artificial turf. Just make sure that a good sub base if put down first."

    Answered on 7th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    PS Garden Care & Property Maintenance

    "Usually, a membrane is over the soil.
    If it’s loam soil it can be well turned over then lawn topsoil added before laying turf ( March to October) not in the winter as the grass will not take root.
    If it’s sandy soil or has large stones the top 4-6 inches will need digging out ( I actually used a “riddler” sieve on mine to remove large stones
    Atheneum a lawn quality topsoil added before laying turf as vice
    Drainage is key thus the recommendations above."

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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