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very informative re creating and maintaining a good lawn. It seems to be an ongoing battle with my front lawn, which is in shade during the afternoon - however, I will try seed for shady lawns. Also, I have a couple of patches of bare earth left after killing moss, scarifying and sowing seed (lawn looking pretty good) - and I shall try the tip of placing polythene over the grass seed on the remaining patches (which have not germinated). Thanks for the tip.
at 1st visit ,could not set up my own reference page. where is this info found a link would be usefull. thanks
Even though the polythene causes moisture to help the seed germinate, does the area still need some occasional watering?
after repairing bare patches on my lawn with seed how long before I can mow lawn?
I did this and usd adans tip and covered with polythene. I now have a scorched brown unsightly mess on my laen, where the sun has burn't the grass. Take care with this.

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Hi it has been very dry of late and my lawn is starting to look and bit dry and les green, could you surgest how i can keep my lawn looking grren besides watering it every day, helpppp!
I returfed a lawn last september but know it is very patchy almost in clumps of grass with a lot of burnt looking patches, what should i do is there a desease. Anthony_arthurton@hotmail.com
My lawn is in real bad shape, muddy and bare patches from the kids playing football. It's a big lawn about 60 ft long and 15ft wide. How am I going to get this back to a beautiful green lawn.
can i lay new turf on top of old turf cheers
have been walking on lawn to get to greenhouse when raining and noticed grass well squashed any suggestionsto rectify
sotongeoff

Forget about grass -go for the long term solution and lay a few paving slabs/stepping stones

Hilary 14/08/12
Can anyone tell me how to keep my lawn looking good when it is gradually being taken over by red ants that form bare soil patches all over it. I've tried using standard ant killer but it doesn't work. I'd like to kill off the ants as well as revive the grass.
sotongeoff
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Hilary 14/08/12
Can anyone tell me how to keep my lawn looking good when it is gradually being taken over by red ants that form bare soil patches all over it. I've tried using standard ant killer but it doesn't work. I'd like to kill off the ants as well as revive the grass.


There has been a lot of ant discussions lately-put ants into the searchbox-at the top of the page -you are likely to find the answer

sandie5
We've had the builders in and the lawn is devastated, builders walking all over the grass on top of very wet soil, cement and stones in the soil. When is the best time to sow grass seed?
Dovefromabove

Sandie - you'll need to rake the lawn thoroughly to remove the cement and stones - it may take several sessions.  Then spike or hollow-tine the lawn to aerate it. 

Now the frosts have started it's  too late to apply autumn lawn feed, but give it a regular dressing of spring/summer lawn feed next year, and regular mowing ( at least weekly and not too short).  And as we're into November I'd leave any reseeding necessary until the spring, but you may not need to do any - lawns are remarkably resilient with the right sort of tlc.   Good luck.

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I use compost to cover the seeds which works well but
there are dark patches for a week or two. Any suggestions for a green coloured covering?

Ray

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