2021 Lawn thread

2021 Lawn thread

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Dave_ST220

9,931 posts

172 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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My once lush lawn is full of moss frown Going to need some serious work this year. When would you bother with killing the moss? April/May then over seed?

Howard-

4,502 posts

169 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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I put quite a lot of effort into our lawn last spring/early summer and it went from depressed and beige to very nice luscious green.

We then got a dog at the end of August and we became a bit lax with the lawn, but still kept it watered etc until the weather turned.

There are now a couple of particularly worn and muddy areas where we step off from the patio with the dog etc. Other than that, and a few dead dog-wee patches in the far corners, it isn't too bad.

Will the muddy areas bounce back on their own in the spring or will they need over-seeding?


MrNoisy

454 posts

108 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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Simpo Two said:
The biggest thing with turf is to irrigate it profusely until the roots get established, and don't walk on it until then.
Thanks Simpo.

I'm just drawing out a timeline for the next few months of what to do in what order. There is still an awful lot to do other than the lawn and I suppose I need to factor in not being able to access anything at the other end of the lawn also!


wjwren

3,793 posts

102 months

Thursday 4th February
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Side of my lawn is boggy and sees little sun. I rotivated it all up last year and put decent soil in but still wet. Anyone here put in a french drain or similar. Could I get a 3m length of the large brown sewerage pipe. Put holes in. Wrap it in landscape fabric then direct it towards a drain under my decking? Thoughts please.

ssray

793 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th February
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Lockdown 1 I refurbed the garden, riddled the remaining lawn area and seeded, I'm going to reseed the bald bits and sort out the weeds, when can I use a weed and feed type treatment?

ssray

793 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th February
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That was 3x boxes or £18 of wilkos seed, thinking weed and feed then more seed

wjwren

3,793 posts

102 months

Thursday 4th February
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Ive used seed from Toolstation before it was about £70 for a massive bag - i think 20kg, been very pleased with it.

Johnnytheboy

22,649 posts

153 months

Sunday 7th February
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Someone asked in the 2020 thread when hollow tining was sensible. I was going to moss kill first, then scarily, then hire an aerator, then top dress then seed.

So by the time I get to the hollow tining bit, early april?

Patch1875

4,108 posts

99 months

Sunday 7th February
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jinkster said:
Green thumb spring treatment coming in a week for us......
I run a lawn treatment company I don’t start spring treatments until 3rd week of March(I’m in Edinburgh).

Way to early just now.

505diff

Original Poster:

474 posts

210 months

Sunday 7th February
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Patch1875 said:
I run a lawn treatment company I don’t start spring treatments until 3rd week of March(I’m in Edinburgh).

Way to early just now.
With this winters rain the main factor will be heat in the soil and is it dry enough, which looks like being the tail end of March for most, unless you want the lawn to look like a motocross circuit until June.

Stedman

6,740 posts

159 months

Sunday 7th February
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In!

Stedman

6,740 posts

159 months

Sunday 7th February
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Is anyone able to recommend a hallow tine aerator? I appreciate it seems like a basic, perhaps silly, question but looking at the reviews of most on the dreaded Amazon shows they're a bit rubbish.

Also, am I right in thinking the process should be:

- Cut
- Winter Green fertiliser
- (a few weeks....)
- Cut
- Hollow tine aerate
- Seed etc

Thanks in advance

Patch1875

4,108 posts

99 months

Sunday 7th February
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You would be better hiring a decent one for the day.

CCCS

289 posts

194 months

Sunday 7th February
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Patch1875 said:
jinkster said:
Green thumb spring treatment coming in a week for us......
I run a lawn treatment company I don’t start spring treatments until 3rd week of March(I’m in Edinburgh).

Way to early just now.
Green Thumb say their spring treatment can be applied Jan-March as it contains ingredients that release when temperature and moisture is right https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/treatments/spring-rea...

Patch1875

4,108 posts

99 months

Sunday 7th February
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You can apply them anytime you want but wether they work or not is a different matter.

It’s to cold and wet you don’t want to be triggering growth this early also they will apply a herbicide which also won’t work.

The poly coated treatments can sit happily for a while and won’t do any harm but little good for your money but the reason they are applying them is to get more done not to benefit your lawn.

CCCS

289 posts

194 months

Sunday 7th February
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Patch1875 said:
You can apply them anytime you want but wether they work or not is a different matter.

It’s to cold and wet you don’t want to be triggering growth this early also they will apply a herbicide which also won’t work.

The poly coated treatments can sit happily for a while and won’t do any harm but little good for your money but the reason they are applying them is to get more done not to benefit your lawn.
Interesting. My lawn is due to have this treatment tomorrow, I’m in the midlands.

It’s too late to cancel now, do you suggest I tell Green Thumb when to visit in future?

Patch1875

4,108 posts

99 months

Sunday 7th February
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CCCS said:
Interesting. My lawn is due to have this treatment tomorrow, I’m in the midlands.

It’s too late to cancel now, do you suggest I tell Green Thumb when to visit in future?
I would still try and postpone tomorrow’s treatment. If not try and delay the next one as that will end up being to early also probably end up with an early summer in March which could mean your last one(autumn) being done around august!

Spring is a crazy time in this business with every wanting things done in a small window hence buying time by applying treatments essentially out of season.

Doing an autumn/winter treatment would be more beneficial just now that chucking down a spring.

dhutch

8,459 posts

164 months

Sunday 7th February
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Johnnytheboy said:
Someone asked in the 2020 thread when hollow tining was sensible. I was going to moss kill first, then scarily, then hire an aerator, then top dress then seed.

So by the time I get to the hollow tining bit, early april?
That would be me.

"What time of year is hollow tining sensible, and you combine with scarification?

"Having scarifed in order to topdress and re-seed last spring and then missed it due to the super dry April we had, so I'm planning to try again this spring!

"Lawn is flat, ok, but a lot of course grasses, moss, thatch from years of abuse and main section doesn't match a new extended section.
Lots of mature trees around too hence not reseeding at the end of the year. Soil is in reasonable conditions. Sandstone bedrock about 6inch below. Hadn't done a ph test. "


Can I hollow time at the same time as scarificating, then topdress and overseed, in around the start April once it's warm enough.

Local indepent lawn company are due to apply the first of five treatments Monday, which is apprently mainly for moss control?


Daniel

RichB

45,452 posts

251 months

Monday 8th February
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Hello from last year's thread. smile

Leftfootwonder

1,083 posts

25 months

Monday 8th February
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Jumping in from last years thread too.