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12 messages
09/01/2009 at 15:51
My lawn or should I say swamp whats left of it either bounces back or I was seriously thinking of giveing it back to nature. Where I live, was or is marsh lands and I don't think for one minute building houses on it makes it change the fact.Last summer we dug drainage and dug chanels which we filled with sand and ballace, made boarders wider and the worst part which you couldn't walk on without sinking up past the ankles in places we dug a soakeaway and pebbled over it, even then for weeks when walking on this area the ground moved like walking on foam.It has settled now but what will happen to what grassed areas left this year I don't know.Whilst away at christmas we went to Titchwell RSPB and walking around on the upraised paths I said thats what we'll do the length of the garden this year if we can't walk on the lawn thats left one long upraised path down the garden to my greenhouse would be great, the frogs,birds and hedgehogs would love it my other half was'nt to happy about the idea but whats the other option if there is one out there somewhere. Anyway Pippa on a lighter note my daffs have been showing on the front boarder for about 10 days out the back in the marshlands I don't know, I'll see them when they flower from the patio.Spring wo'nt be long now, look out for the frogs and I've already seen wood pigoens pairing up thats a sure sighn,I think.
12/01/2009 at 17:13
Do what I did Pippa and dig it up and plant vegetables.
23/01/2009 at 13:09
I suspect the poigeons I see are already there and waiting for me to plant out what they regard as pigeon snacks in to the veg plots !! The problem with digging up the grass and converting it to veg is that a) I alreday have plenty of veg space (lucky me, I know, but it has always been number one here) and b) a veg plot does not make a good site for either a netball practice area or a swing !!! PG
31/01/2009 at 21:56
I HAVE A DISH IN MY LAWN WHERE THE WATER PUDDLES IT'S ABOUT 4ftx5ft AND 1"-11/2" DEEP DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE BEST REMODY?
05/02/2009 at 18:24
Don't dig the lawn up will just be another part of the garden that will become a toilet, mine is on cloggy clay and very slippery but so far I'm not tempted to get rid.
06/02/2009 at 18:24
This weather is good for one thing MY LAWN yes I can walk on it now its froze without wellies
21/03/2010 at 11:26
MY LAWN HAS SUNK. CAN I PUT TURF ON TOP TO HEIGHTEN IT? OR IS IT SOIL AND GRASS SEED?
17/06/2010 at 14:19
i lay a new lawn down made mistake iput weed sheet down that black s tuff that stops weeds growing through then top soil then the lawn iam having a lot off trouble with crab grass and moss ithink its because grass cant grow through black stuff is ther any thing i can do with out taking lawn up
17/06/2010 at 14:36
how do ifind out iff thers any one who can help me whith my comment
19/11/2010 at 15:48
We've inherited a very neglected lawn. Does anyone know if ther are any feed and weed products that are safe to use with a grass eating cat?
20/11/2010 at 14:33
My lawn looks like a battlefield – thick mud! I have a serious drainage problem. Can anyone advise me? I’ve lived here for 6 years. In spring and autumn every year I have raked, spiked , applied copious amounts of lawn dressing and even, one year, sand! This year, I spent the longest time ever spiking and aerating, and applied more than double the advised quantity of lawn dressing to no avail. My neighbours don’t seem to have the same problem – the underlying soil is clay (I live in North London).
28/11/2011 at 18:37
It sounds as if the 'dish' suggests a pretty bad area of poor drainage, perhaps due to compaction, so I'd be inclined to investigate it thoroughly and perhaps put in some serious drainage material before getting soil and then new grass in place.
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