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  1. zMastaa

    Advice needed on inherited lawn

    That looked like pretty good grass so you have a good chance............you have cut it a bit short all in one go though. So I would rake quite harshly getting up as much loose grass and moss and...
    That looked like pretty good grass so you have a good chance............you have cut it a bit short all in one go though. So I would rake quite harshly getting up as much loose grass and moss and debris as possible. Get a granual feed, moss and weed killer ,apply prior to rain. Do not cut to...
    That looked like pretty good grass so you have a good chance............you have cut it a bit short all in one go though. So I would rake quite harshly getting up as much loose grass and moss and debris as possible. Get a granual feed, moss and...
    That looked like pretty good grass so you have a good chance............you have cut it a bit short all in one go though. So I would rake quite harshly getting up as much loose grass and moss and...
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  2. JDQuinn

    Prep work advice for large lawn

    Back when I moved into this house, and had the need to lay a new lawn, I did buy this book. I even followed the advice in it. The big problem is, I soon found out that it was not all that...
    Back when I moved into this house, and had the need to lay a new lawn, I did buy this book. I even followed the advice in it. The big problem is, I soon found out that it was not all that practical or correct (IMHO) in certain aspects, especially as regards larger lawns.
    Back when I moved into this house, and had the need to lay a new lawn, I did buy this book. I even followed the advice in it. The big problem is, I soon found out that it was not all that practical or correct (IMHO) in certain aspects, especially...
    Back when I moved into this house, and had the need to lay a new lawn, I did buy this book. I even followed the advice in it. The big problem is, I soon found out that it was not all that...
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  3. Scott_369

    Clay soil and new grass

    It would be wise to calculate the cubic volume i.e. length x width x height (depth) and add a good bit extra on top.Buying topsoil in bulk, say half a tonne, will work out heck of a lot cheaper...
    It would be wise to calculate the cubic volume i.e. length x width x height (depth) and add a good bit extra on top.Buying topsoil in bulk, say half a tonne, will work out heck of a lot cheaper than buying it in bags from a DIY store. You can always use the spare to invigorate flower beds etc....
    It would be wise to calculate the cubic volume i.e. length x width x height (depth) and add a good bit extra on top.Buying topsoil in bulk, say half a tonne, will work out heck of a lot cheaper than buying it in bags from a DIY store. You can...
    It would be wise to calculate the cubic volume i.e. length x width x height (depth) and add a good bit extra on top.Buying topsoil in bulk, say half a tonne, will work out heck of a lot cheaper...
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  4. Quentin Jackson

    Grass Seed mixes / suppliers

    Thanks Mowerman I will probably try the premium seed as it is in a lower wear part of the garden not the football open lawn area swing area.
    Thanks Mowerman I will probably try the premium seed as it is in a lower wear part of the garden not the football open lawn area swing area.
    Thanks Mowerman I will probably try the premium seed as it is in a lower wear part of the garden not the football open lawn area swing area.
    Thanks Mowerman I will probably try the premium seed as it is in a lower wear part of the garden not the football open lawn area swing area.
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  5. nikirushka

    Thyme lawn

    Oh, that would be bliss. Far too expensive though. And, dog poo :snork: Too many horror stories!But, I have found a couple of the brands Liz mentioned on ebay for a decent price so I'm investigating...
    Oh, that would be bliss. Far too expensive though. And, dog poo :snork: Too many horror stories!But, I have found a couple of the brands Liz mentioned on ebay for a decent price so I'm investigating that a bit more. And looking at possible alternatives - there are some auction houses locally...
    Oh, that would be bliss. Far too expensive though. And, dog poo :snork: Too many horror stories!But, I have found a couple of the brands Liz mentioned on ebay for a decent price so I'm investigating that a bit more. And looking at possible...
    Oh, that would be bliss. Far too expensive though. And, dog poo :snork: Too many horror stories!But, I have found a couple of the brands Liz mentioned on ebay for a decent price so I'm investigating...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Early Bushman
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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