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07/04/2014 at 14:39

Hi all, I'm trying to sort my lawn out at the moment.  It has quite a bit of moss and weeds in it and the grass has also took a hammering due to some work we've done in the garden of late.

I've purchased some Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 to try and sort this out and eventually feed the grass etc.  It's rained quite a bit in Manchester over the past week or so, has chucked it down today and should rain again tomorrow.  Is this a good time to lay the mix then as it there will be enough rainfall for it to wash in, or should I wait for the grass etc to dry out a bit first.


07/04/2014 at 15:08

Rob what does the packet say? Does it state what conditions you need (temperature / for it not to rain for xx hours afterwards) ?

07/04/2014 at 15:21

I wouldn't put it on if it's going to rain heavy as it can just wash it away,especially if the lawn is well drained.

The instructions can be a little confusing, if the grass is wet when you apply it can stick to the leaves and cause a little burning.

I try to put it on when the soil is somewhat damp and the wind as dried the grass.

07/04/2014 at 15:26

Its best to put it on the lawn before it rains. It might be best to airate the lawn if youv had building work.

07/04/2014 at 15:55

Perfect, thanks for the tips - I think I'll let it dry out a little and airate first!

07/04/2014 at 16:32

Chicken pelets work well on grass too

07/04/2014 at 16:51

Ideally when the grass is damp not soaking Rob, as others have said. If the grass is long it might be best to get a cut done first - or maybe a couple - so that it's a reasonable height before you apply. Normally, if it doesn't rain after a few days you need to water it to avoid it scorching, but at this time of year it's not usually a problem. Sometimes a second application's needed if you don't get all the weeds first time round.

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