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Newly laid turf yellow

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 15:22

I have to say when we mean water we're talking 20 minutes with the hose at least twice a day.

Remember to stay off it for a month while it's roots establish. There will always be a bit of the back at the start but in three weeks it'll look lovely if you can keep it watered.


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 15:18

Well don't I feel lazy; when the leafs and such get too much I either

1. get the lawn mower out and let it handle the debris to a standard that for my needs are acceptable

2. use these delightful digits on my arms and pick things up. I can use my twig picking time to show the neighbours the latest Pilates exercises I've been given. Exercise AND a tidy lawn; what more does an intellectual need?


Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:41

Can you mulch the soul at all? Thinking well rotted horse manure to help stop the water draining so quickly.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:37

Well I've managed the shopping, many loads in the washing machine, I just need to wash the floors and bathroom.

Only working four days a week is hard! I think I'll have to get another job just for a rest.

Far too warm for me to attempt anything in the garden. I can't even get near the greenhouse to top the tomatoes up with water.

Last edited: 19 June 2017 14:39:52

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:37

I hope you've managed a few hours sleep  Hosta; glad you were in and out of hospital quickly. I visit our local twice a week and in this heat I can't be in there more than an hour else I get the wobbles and think I'm going to pass out from the heat.

Marks on tomatoes leaves?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:27

Looks a lot like my lower leafs where I've had splash back and burnt them.

Pests eating my tomatoes!

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:26

Where are you tomatoes growing?

dying apple cordons

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:25

Have you watered and fed them?

New grass going brown help

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 14:24

There is always some natural for back in new grass but I can understand why you are concerned; it doesn't look the best.

What advice did thry give you on cutting it? It looks awfully short. I was told not to cut mine for a month then used the highest setting on the mower I could so that I didn't scalp it.

DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO TRY TO FEED IT; often people over feed grass causing more problems.

Are you walking on the grass? I know you're keeping the dog off but what about people?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:38

Morning all. Just catching up after a long weekend away from the computer (not doing anything exciting alas).

I hope everyone is safe, comfortable, and drinking lots of water.

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