Posted: 13/12/2014 at 11:58
We've been here 3 years now. When we moved in the back lawn had been mowed very infrequently over the previous 3 years - it is overhung with trees and leaves hadn't been raked up for those three years. The lawn was sparse and tufty and covered in fairy rings over one half, the other half was mainly moss, buttercups, dandelions, prunella and wild marjoram.
The front lawn was a bit better when we moved in, but 9 months of being covered with builder's skips didn't do a lot for it! By the time the builders had left we had totally bare areas, milk thistles, huge ants nests and more dandelions and hawkbit than you could shake a stick at.
Regular mowing (not too short), raking and a bit of reseeding on the bare patches, plus some spiking and weed and feed type treatment over the past 12 months has given us very acceptable lawns for very little money - just as well after the ivy pulled the fences down and they all had to be replaced