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  1. nikirushka

    Thyme lawn

    I'm going to buck the trend here and say 'go for it' niki. I wanted a low, evergreen groundcover over a big area too, and the thymes have been amazingly effective. Firstly, though, they were...
    I'm going to buck the trend here and say 'go for it' niki. I wanted a low, evergreen groundcover over a big area too, and the thymes have been amazingly effective. Firstly, though, they were plants planted through geotextile which did suppress the annual weeds and speed up the process. I'm sure...
    I'm going to buck the trend here and say 'go for it' niki. I wanted a low, evergreen groundcover over a big area too, and the thymes have been amazingly effective. Firstly, though, they were plants planted through geotextile which did suppress...
    I'm going to buck the trend here and say 'go for it' niki. I wanted a low, evergreen groundcover over a big area too, and the thymes have been amazingly effective. Firstly, though, they were...
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  2. mharf

    Yorkshire fog/weed grass

    You can get rid of patches of weed grass completely by using a total kill weedkiller (Glyphosate-based). It is the only way to be sure to get rid of it. Something like roundup, resolver or other...
    You can get rid of patches of weed grass completely by using a total kill weedkiller (Glyphosate-based). It is the only way to be sure to get rid of it. Something like roundup, resolver or other weedkiller will do the job. It will kill ALL grass though, so be careful with it. The good thing...
    You can get rid of patches of weed grass completely by using a total kill weedkiller (Glyphosate-based). It is the only way to be sure to get rid of it. Something like roundup, resolver or other weedkiller will do the job. It will kill ALL grass...
    You can get rid of patches of weed grass completely by using a total kill weedkiller (Glyphosate-based). It is the only way to be sure to get rid of it. Something like roundup, resolver or other...
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  3. dsburny

    New lawn going brown

    There are three different approaches that come to mind. Professional, do it yourself or don't do it. Professional is the easy way to go but can be expensive (can always get a quote) but less...
    There are three different approaches that come to mind. Professional, do it yourself or don't do it. Professional is the easy way to go but can be expensive (can always get a quote) but less satisfying if you like doing things yourself. DIY is time consuming but can be done by using...
    There are three different approaches that come to mind. Professional, do it yourself or don't do it. Professional is the easy way to go but can be expensive (can always get a quote) but less satisfying if you like doing things yourself. DIY is...
    There are three different approaches that come to mind. Professional, do it yourself or don't do it. Professional is the easy way to go but can be expensive (can always get a quote) but less...
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  4. The Early Bushman
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  5. dvs

    Topsoil for new turf

    best thing to do is phone a local company and ask for a grade 1 top soil.
    best thing to do is phone a local company and ask for a grade 1 top soil.
    best thing to do is phone a local company and ask for a grade 1 top soil.
    best thing to do is phone a local company and ask for a grade 1 top soil.
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  6. zMastaa

    Advice needed on inherited lawn

    It's not terrible if it doesn't but if you raise the soil level to flatten the lawn then the fence would rot where the new soil is in contact. Just something to consider
    It's not terrible if it doesn't but if you raise the soil level to flatten the lawn then the fence would rot where the new soil is in contact. Just something to consider
    It's not terrible if it doesn't but if you raise the soil level to flatten the lawn then the fence would rot where the new soil is in contact. Just something to consider
    It's not terrible if it doesn't but if you raise the soil level to flatten the lawn then the fence would rot where the new soil is in contact. Just something to consider
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  7. 6434N

    New build garden 9 months on

    Grass Disease & White Blades "Dead or white patches of grass seriously impact a yard's appearance and warrant concern. Numerous diseases and abiotic disorders potentially impact grass, but only...
    Grass Disease & White Blades "Dead or white patches of grass seriously impact a yard's appearance and warrant concern. Numerous diseases and abiotic disorders potentially impact grass, but only a few of these cause grass blades to turn light-colored or white. Knowing the grass species helps...
    Grass Disease & White Blades "Dead or white patches of grass seriously impact a yard's appearance and warrant concern. Numerous diseases and abiotic disorders potentially impact grass, but only a few of these cause grass blades to turn...
    Grass Disease & White Blades "Dead or white patches of grass seriously impact a yard's appearance and warrant concern. Numerous diseases and abiotic disorders potentially impact grass, but only...
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  8. Scudo

    Moss over winter?

    Have you checked if you are being overshadowed by trees bushes etc as moss thrives in shade. I wouldn't put anything on the lawn till early spring and scarifying now would be a disaster. Snow is...
    Have you checked if you are being overshadowed by trees bushes etc as moss thrives in shade. I wouldn't put anything on the lawn till early spring and scarifying now would be a disaster. Snow is forecast today and the grass has stopped growing here in Scotland so if you scarily you'll be left...
    Have you checked if you are being overshadowed by trees bushes etc as moss thrives in shade. I wouldn't put anything on the lawn till early spring and scarifying now would be a disaster. Snow is forecast today and the grass has stopped growing...
    Have you checked if you are being overshadowed by trees bushes etc as moss thrives in shade. I wouldn't put anything on the lawn till early spring and scarifying now would be a disaster. Snow is...
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  9. Melancholy

    Lawn advice for a newbie

    As @WeeTam suggested, iron sulphate is brilliant at killing moss. It also greens up the grass brilliantly. A spray penetrates much better than granular products. Moss turns black within minutes...
    As @WeeTam suggested, iron sulphate is brilliant at killing moss. It also greens up the grass brilliantly. A spray penetrates much better than granular products. Moss turns black within minutes and is soon killed off, which gives a great indicator of moss patches that can easily be overlooked....
    As @WeeTam suggested, iron sulphate is brilliant at killing moss. It also greens up the grass brilliantly. A spray penetrates much better than granular products. Moss turns black within minutes and is soon killed off, which gives a great...
    As @WeeTam suggested, iron sulphate is brilliant at killing moss. It also greens up the grass brilliantly. A spray penetrates much better than granular products. Moss turns black within minutes...
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  10. Sam Laycock

    Please help fix my lawn :-/

    Ooo, what HAVE I started :snorky: Diddnt realise the gloves had come off in my absence. I'll gladly post images of my new lawn come the spring. I re-seeded using the same seed from Boston Seeds - nice...
    Ooo, what HAVE I started :snorky: Diddnt realise the gloves had come off in my absence. I'll gladly post images of my new lawn come the spring. I re-seeded using the same seed from Boston Seeds - nice people - and waited. Looks great, it took nicely with a bit of top soil to keep the birds off. So I'm...
    Ooo, what HAVE I started :snorky: Diddnt realise the gloves had come off in my absence. I'll gladly post images of my new lawn come the spring. I re-seeded using the same seed from Boston Seeds - nice people - and waited. Looks great, it took nicely with...
    Ooo, what HAVE I started :snorky: Diddnt realise the gloves had come off in my absence. I'll gladly post images of my new lawn come the spring. I re-seeded using the same seed from Boston Seeds - nice...
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  11. Zola

    Time to get the scarifier out?

    Should still be fine but if your weather outlook looks like it's going to change dramatically you could do a light scarify rather than a heavy one then in the Spring do another scarify or if the...
    Should still be fine but if your weather outlook looks like it's going to change dramatically you could do a light scarify rather than a heavy one then in the Spring do another scarify or if the grounds too wet and you are worried about doing more harm than good then wait till spring.
    Should still be fine but if your weather outlook looks like it's going to change dramatically you could do a light scarify rather than a heavy one then in the Spring do another scarify or if the grounds too wet and you are worried about doing...
    Should still be fine but if your weather outlook looks like it's going to change dramatically you could do a light scarify rather than a heavy one then in the Spring do another scarify or if the...
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  12. Michael neal

    Desperate help For my lawn

    Really well, actually happy with it right now It took off had a few cuts at highest level
    Really well, actually happy with it right now It took off had a few cuts at highest level
    Really well, actually happy with it right now It took off had a few cuts at highest level
    Really well, actually happy with it right now It took off had a few cuts at highest level
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  13. iam007

    Lawn Rescue Advice Please!

    Thanks! I might have to bite the bullet and get someone into aerate the lawn for me, given that I can get my manual hollow-tine aerator into the ground!! I have used the scarifier before, but not...
    Thanks! I might have to bite the bullet and get someone into aerate the lawn for me, given that I can get my manual hollow-tine aerator into the ground!! I have used the scarifier before, but not this year... because I'm never 100% sure I'm doing the right thing and secondly because it makes...
    Thanks! I might have to bite the bullet and get someone into aerate the lawn for me, given that I can get my manual hollow-tine aerator into the ground!! I have used the scarifier before, but not this year... because I'm never 100% sure I'm...
    Thanks! I might have to bite the bullet and get someone into aerate the lawn for me, given that I can get my manual hollow-tine aerator into the ground!! I have used the scarifier before, but not...
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  14. Portisgrass

    Lawn mower help

    Hopefully you'll get it fixed. A customer who moved away had an antigue Mountfield M5 (or M3... anyway it had a steel rear roller) that she instisted on being used on her lawn. It was...
    Hopefully you'll get it fixed. A customer who moved away had an antigue Mountfield M5 (or M3... anyway it had a steel rear roller) that she instisted on being used on her lawn. It was self-propelled and was like being towed by a snail but it did the job, and the lawn always looked magnificently...
    Hopefully you'll get it fixed. A customer who moved away had an antigue Mountfield M5 (or M3... anyway it had a steel rear roller) that she instisted on being used on her lawn. It was self-propelled and was like being towed by a snail but it did...
    Hopefully you'll get it fixed. A customer who moved away had an antigue Mountfield M5 (or M3... anyway it had a steel rear roller) that she instisted on being used on her lawn. It was...
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  15. Stiff Lil Green Fingers

    Operation Garden

    I personally would push a narrow bamboo cane through the turf, then a finger at various sections of turf (they'll heal over soon enough) to test how damp the subsoil is. It needs to be damp but...
    I personally would push a narrow bamboo cane through the turf, then a finger at various sections of turf (they'll heal over soon enough) to test how damp the subsoil is. It needs to be damp but not soaking wet. As seen from your pics, you're wise using boards to walk across the grass. You may...
    I personally would push a narrow bamboo cane through the turf, then a finger at various sections of turf (they'll heal over soon enough) to test how damp the subsoil is. It needs to be damp but not soaking wet. As seen from your pics, you're wise...
    I personally would push a narrow bamboo cane through the turf, then a finger at various sections of turf (they'll heal over soon enough) to test how damp the subsoil is. It needs to be damp but...
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  16. Rawb0

    Advise for Poa annua control

    I have had this issue for the past year or so. The problem is starting to decrease now by these steps, 1 - Digging out patches an reseeding. 2 - Regular scarifying then cutting, Poa Annua shreds...
    I have had this issue for the past year or so. The problem is starting to decrease now by these steps, 1 - Digging out patches an reseeding. 2 - Regular scarifying then cutting, Poa Annua shreds up when scarified. 3 - Regular mowing, not too low to encourage other grasses through. 4 - Watering...
    I have had this issue for the past year or so. The problem is starting to decrease now by these steps, 1 - Digging out patches an reseeding. 2 - Regular scarifying then cutting, Poa Annua shreds up when scarified. 3 - Regular mowing, not too...
    I have had this issue for the past year or so. The problem is starting to decrease now by these steps, 1 - Digging out patches an reseeding. 2 - Regular scarifying then cutting, Poa Annua shreds...
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  17. Elli

    Lawn Striping issues

    The early bird! :heehee: I agree, the cutting is much too low for this weather (and possibly for the type of grass - but can't tell), but it seems as though the overlapping may be giving the effect of...
    The early bird! :heehee: I agree, the cutting is much too low for this weather (and possibly for the type of grass - but can't tell), but it seems as though the overlapping may be giving the effect of both sides being low. :noidea:
    The early bird! :heehee: I agree, the cutting is much too low for this weather (and possibly for the type of grass - but can't tell), but it seems as though the overlapping may be giving the effect of both sides being low. :noidea:
    The early bird! :heehee: I agree, the cutting is much too low for this weather (and possibly for the type of grass - but can't tell), but it seems as though the overlapping may be giving the effect of...
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  18. Zola

    2016 lawn strategy?

    The weather has been so depressing recently. So rainy! I have sprayed the lawn for clover, it was growing in the new areas, it is all dead now, but the grass is fine. I reckon once the dry...
    The weather has been so depressing recently. So rainy! I have sprayed the lawn for clover, it was growing in the new areas, it is all dead now, but the grass is fine. I reckon once the dry weather returns I am going to cut the lawn short and then scarify a day or two later! Its coming to...
    The weather has been so depressing recently. So rainy! I have sprayed the lawn for clover, it was growing in the new areas, it is all dead now, but the grass is fine. I reckon once the dry weather returns I am going to cut the lawn short and...
    The weather has been so depressing recently. So rainy! I have sprayed the lawn for clover, it was growing in the new areas, it is all dead now, but the grass is fine. I reckon once the dry...
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  19. jamei

    Patchy McPatch Face :(

    You can buy nematodes which are microscpic parasites that kill leather jackets. It may be worth buying some to see if it makes any difference. Slugs can will also eat grass if there's nothing more...
    You can buy nematodes which are microscpic parasites that kill leather jackets. It may be worth buying some to see if it makes any difference. Slugs can will also eat grass if there's nothing more tasty to destroy. In tidy gardens like yours, they eat whatever they can - including grass. Also,...
    You can buy nematodes which are microscpic parasites that kill leather jackets. It may be worth buying some to see if it makes any difference. Slugs can will also eat grass if there's nothing more tasty to destroy. In tidy gardens like yours,...
    You can buy nematodes which are microscpic parasites that kill leather jackets. It may be worth buying some to see if it makes any difference. Slugs can will also eat grass if there's nothing more...
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  20. Michael neal

    Top soil depth

    Many thanks....I got some pre lawn fertiliser too.. I'm trying everything the "professional" who did it last year didn't And blocking it off completely for a month (no kids,dogs ,humans lol )
    Many thanks....I got some pre lawn fertiliser too.. I'm trying everything the "professional" who did it last year didn't And blocking it off completely for a month (no kids,dogs ,humans lol )
    Many thanks....I got some pre lawn fertiliser too.. I'm trying everything the "professional" who did it last year didn't And blocking it off completely for a month (no kids,dogs ,humans lol )
    Many thanks....I got some pre lawn fertiliser too.. I'm trying everything the "professional" who did it last year didn't And blocking it off completely for a month (no kids,dogs ,humans lol )
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