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Rooney rips up his garden - to get his lawn looking like Old Trafford

Soccer idol Wayne Rooney is having his £50,000 garden landscaped again - so he can get his lawn just like the turf at Old Trafford.

The footballer brought back workman to rip up the old turf at his £4m mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire so it could be replaced by new grass and under soil heating - believed to be similar to that at the United stadium.  In the grounds Rooney spent £50,000 to turf and design the back and front garden. 

Wayne and fiancee Coleen McLoughlin, both 21, had spent tens of thousand of pounds on lawns and shrubs in the run up to their move to the purpose built property in December 2005.

Rooney_lawn_beforeBefore the work - The garden and inparticular the lawns became heavily scorched by last Summer's heatwave like everyone elses gardens and it is feared the quality of the grass may have been permanently affected by the high temperatures.

Now contractors are back at the site putting in new turf and even under soil heating so Wayne can feel as though he is stepping onto the United pitch as he goes outside to prune his roses.  We are hoping that Wayne is employing a professional Turf Manager to look after the new lawns as they will quickly deteriorate if they are not looked after!  This is where The Lawn Society can assist with ongoing help and support.  Visit www.lawnsociety.org.uk for more information.

Rooney_lawns_after

After the work - Wayne and Coleen has made sure none of the workmen can peek in at his property by erecting fencing around the main driveway.  One insider said: "Wayne and Coleen thought it could be a good time to renovate it and get it up to the best standard possible.

"They have a great house but it needs to compliemented by a great garden. "Wayne himself wants the grass to be as good as the turf at Old Trafford.  "Stepping out on the pitch is one of his biggest thrills and he wants to recreate that back home."

Rooney and Coleen waited 14 months to move into what will be their matrimonial home and spared no expense in ensuring every aspect of the house was perfect. 

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