2021 Lawn thread

2021 Lawn thread

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forrestgrump

1,469 posts

159 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Can anyone recommend a good cordless mower? Ideally with a roller on it which I can’t seem to find..

eps

5,554 posts

237 months

Thursday 3rd June
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forrestgrump said:
Can anyone recommend a good cordless mower? Ideally with a roller on it which I can’t seem to find..
Hayter Harrier Pro 48 or 56?? wink

Riff Raff

4,376 posts

163 months

Thursday 3rd June
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eps said:
forrestgrump said:
Can anyone recommend a good cordless mower? Ideally with a roller on it which I can’t seem to find..
Hayter Harrier Pro 48 or 56?? wink
I have a Harrier 48BBC. It does good stripes, but it is heavy and if you have tricky bits to cut or a sloping lawn it's a bit of a beast to haul around. The BBC has variable speed drive. The Pro is fixed speed, which at 3.2 MPH is way too fast for the lawns I have. You'd have to be a professional athlete to run around after that on a big lawn on a hot day. IMHO.

forrestgrump

1,469 posts

159 months

Thursday 3rd June
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B079TZLVT7/ref...

Gone with this, should’ve specified budget. Got an awful slope out front on a small strip so this should be good for that. Shall report back.

Too Late

5,054 posts

203 months

Sunday 6th June
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Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?


Thanks





Milkbuttons

983 posts

130 months

Sunday 6th June
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Night time lawn, the wife thinks I've gone mad biglaugh


Hammerhead

2,586 posts

222 months

Sunday 6th June
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Milkbuttons said:
Night time lawn, the wife thinks I've gone mad biglaugh
You know, I think she's onto something! hehe

Hobo

4,930 posts

214 months

Monday 7th June
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forrestgrump said:
Can anyone recommend a good cordless mower? Ideally with a roller on it which I can’t seem to find..
I recently changed from an Allett Kensington (Petrol) to an Allett Liberty (Battery).

Excellent machines.

RichB

45,495 posts

252 months

Monday 7th June
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Hobo said:
I recently changed from an Allett Kensington (Petrol) to an Allett Liberty (Battery).
Excellent machines.
I've had numerous quality issues with my Allett Kensington, perhaps the Liberty is better?

Condi

12,308 posts

139 months

Monday 7th June
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Too Late said:
Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?
More nutrients there than other areas.

Maybe there was an old bush or something removed from there, and the soil underneath is a lot richer in organic matter?

I-A

354 posts

125 months

Monday 7th June
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Too Late said:
Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?


Thanks
I get this too - not sure how to even out the growth between the enitre lawn.

On another note - is it too late to scarify and overseed?

forrestgrump

1,469 posts

159 months

Monday 7th June
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Got my turf down finally after waiting for a month with a dead brown patch of killed lawn due to all the rain. Most pleased. Quite good sport using a rotavator too.


kentlad

1,043 posts

151 months

Thursday 10th June
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Any advice on the best seed to put down for a new lawn? South east. Roughly 409sqm to cover. One large tree smack in the middle of the lawn so some shade but not much. Gets sun from around 8am to 6pm daily. Needs to be semi hard wearing & weed resistant if that’s a thing?

CaptainHindsight

224 posts

37 months

Thursday 10th June
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kentlad said:
Any advice on the best seed to put down for a new lawn? South east. Roughly 409sqm to cover. One large tree smack in the middle of the lawn so some shade but not much. Gets sun from around 8am to 6pm daily. Needs to be semi hard wearing & weed resistant if that’s a thing?
This is mine, reseeded last year with Lawnsmith Classic seed. Gets plenty of wear with 2 maniac children running around constantly.


mike9009

5,219 posts

211 months

Thursday 10th June
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Too Late said:
Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?


Thanks
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Mine does this too, plus in certain regions wild grass seems to take over despite my best efforts. The longer growth seems to be related to previous planting ( ours was a Mediterranean garden with gravel and various shrubs/ ornamental grasses dotted about before we turfed it for the kids).

Be interested in other opinions, as the only way to get over it is to mow twice a week!! And I just cannot be bothered.....

Evanivitch

10,211 posts

90 months

Thursday 10th June
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mike9009 said:
Mine does this too, plus in certain regions wild grass seems to take over despite my best efforts. The longer growth seems to be related to previous planting ( ours was a Mediterranean garden with gravel and various shrubs/ ornamental grasses dotted about before we turfed it for the kids).

Be interested in other opinions, as the only way to get over it is to mow twice a week!! And I just cannot be bothered.....
Mine also does this, usually seen in drier weather where the outline of the old pond can be seen.

Rockets7

98 posts

98 months

Thursday 10th June
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forrestgrump said:
Got my turf down finally after waiting for a month with a dead brown patch of killed lawn due to all the rain. Most pleased. Quite good sport using a rotavator too.

Looks good, lots of nosey neighbours tho... that would drive me crackers

Milkbuttons

983 posts

130 months

Friday 11th June
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mike9009 said:
Too Late said:
Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?


Thanks
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Why don't you cut the effected areas out and reseed?
With the nice weather we're all having at the moment it shouldn't take to long before the patch has re grown.


Edited by Milkbuttons on Friday 11th June 10:35

hotchy

3,032 posts

94 months

Friday 11th June
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mike9009 said:
Too Late said:
Hi all
So I seeded my garden last year. I have thick coat so topped it with 6+ inches of to soil

I water and fertilizer it regularly but have noticed three areas of extreme growth

Any ideas what's causing it?


Thanks
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Mine does this too, plus in certain regions wild grass seems to take over despite my best efforts. The longer growth seems to be related to previous planting ( ours was a Mediterranean garden with gravel and various shrubs/ ornamental grasses dotted about before we turfed it for the kids).

Be interested in other opinions, as the only way to get over it is to mow twice a week!! And I just cannot be bothered.....
Robot mower. Then you never need to be bothered again.

morfmedia

232 posts

195 months

Friday 11th June
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kentlad said:
Any advice on the best seed to put down for a new lawn? South east. Roughly 409sqm to cover. One large tree smack in the middle of the lawn so some shade but not much. Gets sun from around 8am to 6pm daily. Needs to be semi hard wearing & weed resistant if that’s a thing?
Have a look @ Matt the Garden and lawncare guy on YouTube, some good comparisons on there. I've gone for Hurrells All American Dark green. Seems to be taking a whilst to establish but tricky conditions this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCZK7z5XDqw

POA has gone wild in my lawn, need to use a lawn rake to lift up the seed heads but nervous it will kill the good grass in this heat, no sign of rain until next Thursday in the South East .....