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Lawn winter care

Question from anna barnes

Dear All,
I was a bit naughty and didn't get around to cutting my grass in the autumn, in fact I wasn't very good at remembering to cut my grass at all :) Anyway I now have 6inches of soggy wet/brown leggy grass that has clumped together in places, that I'm not sure what to do with. Should I leave it alone until the spring, or make some attempt to cut it before then?

Many thanks for any advice offered.

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  • Posted: Thu. 2nd January 2014 10:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 24th February 2014 18:15


Comment from JULIE EDWARDS

Our rear garden is about 60% to lawn, but half of it is in shade and it is always sparse and mossy. Is there anything that we can do about this? We have had it treated by a lawn maintenance company to no effect. There is no point exchanging it for patio, as it gets light, but no sun.

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  • Posted: Fri. 8th November 2013 14:07
  • Last reply: Tue. 12th November 2013 16:01

Feed & Weed

Question from jennifer

I am looking for an animal friendly lawn Feed & Weed. I have lots of plantain, clover etc. What do people really rate ?

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  • Posted: Fri. 30th August 2013 09:59
  • Last reply: Fri. 30th August 2013 15:52

New Lawn help

Comment from Emma McPherson

In late May we paid a gardening company to rotovate the top part of our garden and lay new turf. This part of the garden had a few large bushes before we got the gardeners in. I first noticed a week or so ago when walking over the lawn there was a spongy patch that felt like it was still lying on top of the soil, and the patch was brown, it felt like there was something under there so we made a small cut and started pulling handfuls of white shoots out. We've left it open to see what happens and the top picture is what is growing through. There is also another patch like this elsewhere in the lawn. There are also quite a few weeds growing, and despite watering religiously every night there are gaps between the strips of turf. What can we do? I've tried calling back the gardener to say we are not happy but I basically got a 'it's not my fault' out of him, so we're just wondering what we can do to rescue it. Any help greatly appreciated.

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  • Posted: Wed. 24th July 2013 19:02
  • Last reply: Wed. 24th July 2013 20:15

lawn weeds

Comment from bill

What are these plants growing in my lawn and how do kill them without killing the lawn

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  • Posted: Sun. 7th July 2013 02:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 8th July 2013 19:27

question about laying turf

Comment from andy

Hiya everyone,

I was just wondering about laying some turf, and i just wondered if its ok to lay new turf on soil thats a bit fine like sand, we toke the old turf up and turned it over but when we went today the soil was really fine and dusty like sand, the the weather was hot at mo so i was just wondering whats beast to do as i carnt really afford top soil for the size of the area??/

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  • Posted: Sat. 8th June 2013 01:00
  • Last reply: Sat. 8th June 2013 10:15

Scorched a patch with Scott's fertilizer 30-0-9

Question from Eva

I did a pretty good job of fertilizing our large lawn for the first time but I think I went over a patch one too many times and now the grass is brown in that area. What can I do to fix it? How long will it take to grow back?

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  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 15:27

Puppy lawn damage

Question from Mel

Wonder if there is any cure for my lawn which is suffering from
my puppies urine!
Dug out and gravelled an area for her but she'll go everywhere else but!!

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  • Posted: Mon. 23rd July 2012 17:40
  • Last reply: Wed. 25th July 2012 15:07

fairy rings

Question from Anna

It looks as though we have a dreaded fairy ring which is now spreading and attempting to emulate the olympic rings. Is there anything we can do to prevent or discourage them from spreading further. I have been picking the toadstools off the grass very carefully and disposing of them to avoid treading on them or mowing over them but they just respond by multiplying. Help!

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  • Posted: Sun. 8th July 2012 23:02
  • Last reply: Fri. 13th July 2012 22:51

Why is my lawn going brown?

Question from Patricia Wallington

Hi - hope someone can help. Despite all the rain we've had in the last month my lawn looks dreadful. It almost looks as if it's had weedkiller sprinkled all over it and is brown and dead looking in large patches which seem to be spreading. I've bought some green-up fertiliser but haven't used it yet. Could the grass be suffering from a disease? It was newly laid turf 3 years ago so it's not very old grass. Any help would be appreciated as it's really spoiling the look of the garden. Thanks.

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  • Posted: Tue. 15th May 2012 09:21
  • Last reply: Tue. 15th May 2012 16:23