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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BassFisher, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. BassFisher

    BassFisher Apprentice Gardener

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    So hi all, I'd like to introduce myself and my garden. Hopefully I have included a picture of my garden taken today. We moved to this house near Southampton a couple of yrs ago, after a lot of refurb the house is finished, the garden became a bit of a building site but I've tried to protect it. The elderly lady that we bought the house from really did look after the garden but that was some yrs ago now. It's quite large, and now I'd really like to bring it on. I have so many questions but my main concern is the lawn, I've always loved lawns and lawnmowers and now I see this as my opportunity create a really nice one.
    The lawn slopes away from the house and the far end has had a real moss problem, also generally the grass needs some tlc. A few weeks ago I treated the lawn with Westland, Lawnmaster, natural moss remover, so far that has only created some brown patches. I'll give that a bit longer to work for now.gardem 1.jpg
     
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    • Perki

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      Hi Bassfisher :sign0016:
      If think the westland lawnmaster kills the moss over time not like normal moss killers which turns it black. I don't know to much about the method you have used but somebody else will be along soon who does.
       
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      • Verdun

        Verdun Passionate gardener

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        Hello Bassfisher and welcome :)
        Good space there. I share your love of lawns too :)
         
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        • Marley Farley

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          Hi @BassFisher and Welcome to GC.. :thumbsup:
          If it was me I would rake the moss that you have already killed into small piles and dispose of it.. If it has been neglected for a while I would aerate the whole lawn as well.. I do it the old fashioned way with a fork about 3” down.
          Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply, squeeze the moss out and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn a.The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Then I would weed and feed it for this year and see how it comes along.. It always amazes me how a weed patch can turn back into a lawn so persevere this year.. Personally Evergreen and Green Force are my favourite to use.. :thumbsup: Oh and don’t scalp the lawn keep your blades a good half inch as you are trying to get a green carpet and the aerating will really help that..Scalping only encourages moss.. ;)
           
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          • ARMANDII

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            Hi BF, welcome to Gardeners Corner:love30::thumbsup:
             
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            • BassFisher

              BassFisher Apprentice Gardener

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              Thank you all, I will start forking the lawn and not cut too short!
               
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              • Gail_68

                Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                :sign0016: @BassFisher to GC and like Verdun stated you have some room plus a pond as another added bonus...that garden can look really stunning in time with added additions to it :)
                 
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                :sign0016: To the friendly forum :spinning:
                 
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                  Welcome to Gardeners Corner BassFisher. :)
                   
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                  • BassFisher

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                    Well the pond and stonework are all recent additions, I’ve also removed an old border which is now recently grass seeded alongside the path. There is another plant area beyond the pond which held a lot of overgrown plants, I’ve started sorting that, You can see the acer in the pic. I really appreciate the positive comments thank you
                     
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                    • Gail_68

                      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                      Hello BassFisher, your welcome from us all and nice to hear you've been able to start on it already :blue thumb:...as your going along pic's are always appreciated :)
                       
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                      A very warm welcome to Gardeners Corner BF. This is a great gardening forum where our main interests relates to gardening. Perhaps most of all. We have great respect for each other and our varying qualifications. Once again. Welcome.
                       
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