If you have a lawn with large areas of patchy growth you need to decide if the problem can be resolved. If the lawn has been planted over rubble or under trees, or has dense shade on it for much of the day, you may not be able to create the kind of perfect lawn you wish for. However, if you have only some patches poor or damaged turf it is worth while trying to repair them before investing in a new lawn.
John Green is a 46-year-old graphic designer living in Durham. John is RHS level 3 certified and owns an allotment in Durham.