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Ellis
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19th Apr 16 at 18:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone clued up on lawns/grass, talk to me...

Lawn was full of dead grass, moss, clover, dandelions and other miscellaneous shite. Took the scarifier to it tonight so it's looking a little fragile as per the pic. Really want a lawn with no weeds or clover on it this year so any tips what I should do next would be appreciated.

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Block pave the lot would be my advice.
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If it was flat, I'd pave it but it's quite a steep bank which doesn't really come across in the photo.
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Is the paving next to it not on the same bank?
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It is indeed. Don't need anymore drive space on a hill. Too steep to jack up a car so it's useless other than for parking.
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Gallon of diesel!
Ricky352
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Bag of Westland Lawn, Feed, Weed and Moss Killer. Good work with the scarifier.

http://www.gardenhealth.com/product/lawn-feed-weed-moss-killer

[Edited on 20-04-2016 by Ricky352]
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Scarifying the lawn. Like fixing a broken bulb by blowing up the house.

I joke. It's amazing what crap comes up though. Weed and feed mixture and jobs a goodun!


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Ellis
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Cheers for the advice guys. 4 black bags full of moss of dead grass on such a small lawn was a shock.
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Monty don will know what to do, or Alan titchmarsh, must be a bit of info online, i heard something about doing a long cut before, but sounds too technical for me.
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Monty Don, what a legend. Love how is dog is called Nigel
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Our lawn was nigh on dead when we moved in to our house. Mostly down to the poor soil tbh heavy clay

It looked even worse after Id finished laying the patio but i had chucked down some moss killer a few weeks beforehand - Moss Killer / Lawn Feed

Then set to with the scarifier and murdered what was left of the lawn. Same as you on this, loads came off not a very big lawn!





I used Westland Gro-Sure seed which had decent reviews and it seemed to grow really well and wasnt coarse.
Probably worth noting I have no kids or long term resident dogs.

Left it growing and regularly fed it with this - Lawn Feed

With regular twice a week cuts it came good in time for summer




I have this year scarified it again (in March) and have re-seeded some areas in that didnt survive the winter but im sure it'll come good again this year.

My tuppence worth


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That looks awesome! Might need to do similar, mine isn't as bad as either of yours, but getting a bit too weedy for my liking.
Ellis
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Haimsey

Stunning. Will follow that advice see where it gets to by summer
Ricky352
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Great work there Haimsey!
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22nd Apr 16 at 17:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks. I really enjoy cutting the grass.

Post some pics in a few months, see how it's going!


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I'm following your tips Haimsey.

I have kids and a not so even back garden. Let's see how it goes


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Was going to apply product to the lawn this weekend but it's snowing. FFS Scotland
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I've done mine. Looked properly fucked up now

Mown, sacrificed and raked up. Then used some seed and Westland after cut with grass seed.

Will water regularly and come back in a couple of weeks!

[Edited on 25-04-2016 by VegasPhil]


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25th Apr 16 at 21:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pics?

Did you hire a scarifier?
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hss is 9 to hire


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
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I got given one. If it broke I'd get another I think.

http://www.diy.com/departments/mac-allister-msrp1800-raker-scarifier/892514_BQ.prd?tab=reviews this has rave reviews. I bet if you bought it and used, then sold on gumtree then you would make most of your money back. You would probably want to use it again next year.

[Edited on 17-05-2016 by Ian]


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greenthumb is the answer

we have ours treated once a quarter and it keeps moss and weeds etc away
James
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Had Green Thumb out yesterday to do an assessment on ours. Signed up for the enhanced programme here:

https://www.greenthumb.co.uk/treatments

Costing me 12.75 a month but I get 4 treatments, plus aeration and scarification. I'm sure it's something I could do myself but for 150 a year it's really not worth my time.

[Edited on 28-04-2016 by James]
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Jesus wept, you probably pay people to wash your clothes too

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