Darren Williams

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What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 14:25

Sorry it was difficult to get a picture down at that level that would show what I was talking about.

The green that you can see in the picture are thick fiborous stems. There is the odd leaf but the majority of the grass is as I say just stems.

What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:21

I can start adding spacers to my hover mower over the next few cuts.

I was worried if I cut too low there would be nothing left of the grass that would be capable of photosynthesis and the grass would die.

I'll see what the other suggests now they can actually see my problem.

What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:57

Here's some pictures.

This is my lawn straight after laying



And this is what the grass looks like now


 Hope fully you can tell from the last picture that the lawn is bascially a see of stems.

What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:36

I'll take a picture tomorrow.

What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:13

I'm cutting it once a week. I only have a hover mower and have that on the highest setting (ie without any spacers). I started cutting once the bad weather ended so from about the beginning of May. When I say stalks I mean the grass seems to be growing not as leaves but as stems. I've compared to my neighbours lawn and he seems to have grass leaves originating from close to the ground. He does have the odd tall stalk but what seems to be growing in my lawn doesn't appear to be the same thing.

It's as if my lawn has decided to produce only stems and has forgotten to produce any actual leaves.

What's happended to my lawn?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:46

I moved into a new flat at the beginning of last year. The garden was in a right mess so I spent most of the summer getting it into a respectible state. I removed an old patio and dug the whole area over. I constructed raised beds along one side using railway sleepers and put up a shed. It was then ready to have a new lawn.

The garden has a fence on one side and is shaded by that and the house for most of the time, so I choose turf that was advertised as shade tolerant.

The turf has the following grass mixture

15% - fine leafed perennial ryegrass
15% - fine leafed perennial ryegrass
30% - slender creeping red fescue
25% - slender creeping red fescue
15% - smooth stalked meadow grass

The turf was put down as the beginning of September.

The new lawn grew well before winter, but seems to have developed problems since.

It's become very thin and the grass seems to be growing as stalks rather than leaves. I wondering if the long bad winter has caused these problems.

I've been cutting it regular, hoping it would encourage it to 'thicken' up, but I just seem to have a lawn of grass stalks rather than the lush lawn that I had hoped.

I was thinking of overseeding but wonder if we are now too close to summer for the new grass to establish before the hot weather kicks in.

Any advice would be greatly welcomed.

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