2021 Lawn thread

2021 Lawn thread

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Lannister902

1,383 posts

72 months

Thursday 15th July
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Hi, I'm trying to repair my lawn, an area is covered with the following...



Is there anything I can do with them?

Thanks

RichB

45,733 posts

253 months

Thursday 15th July
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Lannister902 said:
Hi, I'm trying to repair my lawn, an area is covered with the following...
Is there anything I can do with them? Thanks
Start by cutting it regularly, looks like it hasn't been cut for a month. Then use Weedol (for lawns) I say that because some clown on an FB gardening group I frequent used Weedol that kills all! hehe That's mostly clover and a couple of applications of Weedol 6 weeks apart will get rid of most of the weeds. Then start by scarifying it (that's the wire tang rake that gets the dead out), and feed it and feed it... Looks like it needs some summer feed now - high nitrogen, and then in 3 months an autumn winter feed lower nitrogen and higher phosphorus and potassium (for roots). Easy way to remember this is NPK = Up, Down, Everything. smile

myvision

1,544 posts

105 months

Friday 16th July
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RichB said:
rofl These are the buggers... I only want one
Our local garden centre had them in the other year Brigg garden centre owned by https://britishgardencentres.com
Maybe try giving them an email they might be able to help out.
They also had zombies coming out of graves and all sorts of large ornaments.

Alex L

2,494 posts

223 months

Friday 16th July
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My grass has never been so green and could do with cutting more than once a week but I don’t have time. My mower can’t quite cope with the dampness of the grass and the cuttings stick to the tyres and then falls off in clumps.

Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr

DonkeyApple

41,831 posts

138 months

Friday 16th July
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Alex L said:
My grass has never been so green and could do with cutting more than once a week but I don’t have time. My mower can’t quite cope with the dampness of the grass and the cuttings stick to the tyres and then falls off in clumps.

Untitled by Alex L, on Flickr
Yup. I've the same problem. It's not just time but time at the right time but if you end up only able to slap a quick cut in once a week then the clumps tend to be something you have to live with. To mitigate the longer term hassle of those clumps I've found that alternating the direction of cut each week works wonders or if the garden is elongated then at least making sure that on the next week's cut the previous week's wheel run is down the centre of the cutting blade.

If you've time when you actually have time to mow then the other solution is two cuts at a time to get down to your preferred length as I've found that shorter cuttings for this less.

The Dictator

1,191 posts

109 months

Friday 16th July
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Finally getting somewhere with the garden after 8.5 years of doing nothing at all.

There are certainly some lovely gardens on here, mine is rather more modest.

This is freshly laid turf about 1 month in. I cut it after about 3 weeks and we stayed off it other than that for 1 month.

Then I bought a roller and have become a little bit obsessed, shrieking at the dog and children to "get off the bloody grass"

My wife thinks I am a knob as I have paid for a part of the garden I don't want anyone going on :-) I am a knob in fairness.


DonkeyApple

41,831 posts

138 months

Friday 16th July
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Ah, but it isn't a lawn. It's now a quad and everyone knows you don't walk on quads. It's all about branding. biggrin

Alex L

2,494 posts

223 months

Friday 16th July
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DonkeyApple said:
Ah, but it isn't a lawn. It's now a quad and everyone knows you don't walk on quads. It's all about branding. biggrin
That brings memories back from school, I'd forgotten that rule.

AyBee

9,514 posts

171 months

Friday 16th July
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laugh "it's just for looking at!!"

Riff Raff

4,393 posts

164 months

Friday 16th July
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You need one of these from Amazon smile


Stedman

6,772 posts

161 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Just about to chuck don some more Lawnsmith summer fertiliser. Is it sad i'm excited to do it? hehe

dhutch

8,685 posts

166 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Nope! Natur?

Stedman

6,772 posts

161 months

Wednesday 21st July
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No, the one for clay soil. Friday-Sunday looks wet here so should help

dhutch

8,685 posts

166 months

Wednesday 21st July
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Stedman said:
No, the one for clay soil.
Fair. Sandy loam here.

Stedman

6,772 posts

161 months

Thursday 22nd July
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Loads of selfheal in the shadiest part of the lawn though shoot

kentlad

1,047 posts

152 months

Thursday 22nd July
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When’s the best time to put feed down? It’s due to rain all weekend. Should I put it down now? It’s a new lawn (seeded a few weeks ago & just had its first cut). Mainly clay soil but I spread new topsoil before laying the seed. It’s patchy at the moment & currently looks like this. Hard to see but it’s quite thin / patchy in places.


RichB

45,733 posts

253 months

Friday 23rd July
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kentlad said:
When’s the best time to put feed down? It’s due to rain all weekend.
Today will be fine. What fertiliser have you got, I assume it's granules? Not 4-in-1 I hope! hehe

Semmelweiss

1,062 posts

165 months

Friday 23rd July
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kentlad said:
When’s the best time to put feed down? It’s due to rain all weekend. Should I put it down now? It’s a new lawn (seeded a few weeks ago & just had its first cut). Mainly clay soil but I spread new topsoil before laying the seed. It’s patchy at the moment & currently looks like this. Hard to see but it’s quite thin / patchy in places.

Good looking after such a short time.

You can put a low nutrient fertiliser on now. Definitely not a high nitrogen one, since that will just encourage top leaf growth. IOW, none of the 3-in1 shed stuff. What you need is for the roots to grown down.

Don't overdose the fertiliser, or else you'll burn and kill the grass.

Agrigem like this is ideal, but you'll not likely get it in by the weekend! Enough to last your lawn (from it's apparent size) 2 years. It's a good all year fertiliser.

9-7-7 Nutrigrow Spring Lawn Fertiliser 25kg

https://www.agrigem.co.uk/fertilisers/lawn-turf-fe...

forrestgrump

1,477 posts

160 months

Friday 23rd July
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RichB said:
Today will be fine. What fertiliser have you got, I assume it's granules? Not 4-in-1 I hope! hehe
Out of interest what's wrong with the 4-in-1? Had good results with it tbh, albeit on an established lawn if that was the reason for the warning.