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    Default patchy brown bits on new lawn

    Hi to all .
    I have just put down a new lawn using good quality turf , but after following
    advice about watering etc , I now have some light brown patches in a few places on the new lawn. The turf has strongly rooted to the existing ground.
    So could the good people of this website /forum please give me some advice as i have never laid turf before .
    Many thanks in advance
    mr biffo

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    Could you have crane fly lavae (daddy longlegs)
    They produce dead patches.
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    any animals around ?

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    Have you used any fertiliser? Lack of water causes brown patches in this sun but also too much water? Do the brown areas feel saturated with water or dry? It could be that it needs to dry a bit? Keeping it green in this summer sun is difficult for any lawn,most the lawns round here go brown then back to green in the autumn,have you tried asking the people where you bought it from?

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    Hi nickdub no animals around. thanks for your reply

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    Hi jungle jane i used a new topsoil and a pre turf fertiliser, and the brown bits are dry.
    and i will ask the supplier for their advice.
    thanks for your reply i am learning all the time
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