2021 Lawn thread

2021 Lawn thread

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RichB

45,495 posts

252 months

Friday 11th June
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morfmedia said:
POA has gone wild in my lawn...
Poa; it's poa annua, it's a type of grass. Names of plants are not capitalised and it's not an abbreviation for price on application. biggrin

kentlad

1,043 posts

151 months

Saturday 12th June
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CaptainHindsight said:
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.

Perfect thanks, that’s me sold! Lovely looking lawn!

0a

22,883 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th June
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Thanks to this thread, I took the plunge and scarified/overseeded a couple of months back. The cold weather meant a scary lack of grass. Things are getting there though...











Getting there!

r44flyer

343 posts

184 months

Sunday 13th June
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Huge difference! Good job. Keep cutting it nice and short now and it will thicken up a treat.

WinstonR

109 posts

48 months

Sunday 13th June
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Hi,

Lawn newbie here. I have a weed spread throughout my lawn and looking for advice on identifying and killing it. The weed grows outwards along the ground and looks like a vine. It's a pain to pull out because it spreads around and is everywhere. As it is close to the ground the lawn mower doesn't get it, it only removes it's flowers/leaves.




Any idea what it is and how I kill it - preferably without also killing the lawn?

Edited by WinstonR on Sunday 13th June 19:59

r44flyer

343 posts

184 months

Sunday 13th June
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That's clover. Regularly pulling it out will weaken it, and strongly growing grass will help crowd it out to some extent. However, it is pernicious. Dicamba or micoprop-P weedkillers will attack it, and they can be found in lawn friendly products.

ToastMan76

337 posts

41 months

Sunday 13th June
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WinstonR said:
Hi,

Lawn newbie here. I have a weed spread throughout my lawn and looking for advice on identifying and killing it. The weed grows outwards along the ground and looks like a vine. It's a pain to pull out because it spreads around and is everywhere. As it is close to the ground the lawn mower doesn't get it, it only removes it's flowers/leaves.




Any idea what it is and how I kill it - preferably without also killing the lawn?

Edited by WinstonR on Sunday 13th June 19:59
As above its clover, we use resolva in the green bottle on it, kills it dead saves the grass.

Evanivitch

10,211 posts

90 months

Sunday 13th June
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Clover is pretty useful in a lawn. It fixes nitrogen which is great for green growth, it's pretty soft under foot, and if you mix in micro clover the flowers are quite low growing.

morfmedia

232 posts

195 months

Sunday 13th June
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RichB said:
Poa; it's poa annua, it's a type of grass. Names of plants are not capitalised and it's not an abbreviation for price on application. biggrin
My most sincere apology, think my mobile was playing up when posting...

WinstonR

109 posts

48 months

Sunday 13th June
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Thanks all

0a

22,883 posts

162 months

Sunday 13th June
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r44flyer said:
Huge difference! Good job. Keep cutting it nice and short now and it will thicken up a treat.
Thanks! It has been at least 40 years since it had any attention other than mowing and the odd feed.

-BFG-

62 posts

8 months

Monday 14th June
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I’ve gone full anti bird today and netted the grass approx 30m2.

Chucked some more seed down so hopefully in two weeks the patchiness will have gone and the nice green lawn returned.

I don’t know If I was overwatering the last time i seeded (leaving sprinklers on for 15 mins a time) or the birds were having a feast but I’ve not had much joy as of late

dhutch

8,502 posts

165 months

Wednesday 16th June
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I find polythene amazing to help germination without excess water, but I've just had my first dose of 'too got under there' with this mad week of heat, during which we where away on holiday. Heyho. Some has taken!



Daniel

Stedman

6,742 posts

160 months

Wednesday 16th June
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RichB said:
morfmedia said:
POA has gone wild in my lawn...
Poa; it's poa annua, it's a type of grass. Names of plants are not capitalised and it's not an abbreviation for price on application. biggrin
Yep, mine has gone nuts too. Frustrating

RichB

45,495 posts

252 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Stedman said:
RichB said:
morfmedia said:
POA has gone wild in my lawn...
Poa; it's poa annua, it's a type of grass. Names of plants are not capitalised and it's not an abbreviation for price on application. biggrin
Yep, mine has gone nuts too. Frustrating
Yep, I've got lots this year, it blows in on the wind and with birds... I suppose on the basis that it's an annual meadow grass it dies off each winter. I hope there's less next year. frown

r44flyer

343 posts

184 months

Wednesday 16th June
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The hot, dry weather we're having stresses poa to the point that it starts producing seed heads in abundance, preparing offspring to follow its presumed imminent death. So you've probably got lots of those! Rake them to stand them up and then cut on the short side to make sure you get as many as you can. Then water, if no rain is forecast, to help recovery.

Milkbuttons

983 posts

130 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Anyone know what this weed is growing in my lawn and what's the best method of removing?

I have quite a few of them and would rather use a weed killer suitable for lawns rather than pulling them out if such a product exists.


dhutch

8,502 posts

165 months

Thursday 17th June
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Milkbuttons said:
Anyone know what this weed is growing in my lawn and what's the best method of removing?

I have quite a few of them and would rather use a weed killer suitable for lawns rather than pulling them out if such a product exists.

Looks like plantain, hamsters love it, either of the two Lawn weed killers will treat it.

garylythgoe

786 posts

190 months

Thursday 17th June
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garylythgoe said:
Update: I went ahead and had a go at turfing the newly top soiled section from a few posts ago.

It was a lot of effort digging out the old clay soil to properly level it. I did it in the baking sun yesterday!

Essentially I had to shuffle a lot of the soil about as it compacted a lot. I also dug out a lot of the clay and laid fresh top soil down.

I fertilised the soil with growmore the night before.

Here’s the finished result from yesterday. I’ll post more pics up in a week or two. But as a newbie, I’m over the moon with the result!

Fast forward a couple of weeks, and two cuts and here’s how it’s looking now!





I’m over the moon with how nicely it’s settled. It’s surpassed my expectations!

Milkbuttons

983 posts

130 months

Friday 18th June
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You really need to love cutting grass to buy a computer game all about mowing lawns.

https://www.facebook.com/364770057937/posts/101594...

Nice graphics though!