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Has anybody tried Echo Lawn Care?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 06:50

The link you supplied to the website doesn't appear to work - however this is what I would use on a lawn in April/May http://www.wilko.com/lawn-seed+food/evergreen-complete-80m2-28kg/invt/0025358

When the moss and weeds have died off  (they will go black) then give the lawn a good raking to remove the moss, old dry grass (thatch) and weeds (put it in the council garden waste bin) and spike the lawn all over with a form to improve drainage (mind your toes).  Mow once a week with the blade on a medium height - the lawn will soon improve

There is a company in the USA  which provides a lawn maintenance service with a similar name - however I'm sure you weren't intending to get free advertising for them 

Has anybody tried Echo Lawn Care?

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 06:42

The link you supplied to the website doesn't appear to work - however this is what I would use on a lawn in April/May http://www.wilko.com/lawn-seed+food/evergreen-complete-80m2-28kg/invt/0025358

When the moss and weeds have died off  (they will go black) then give the lawn a good raking to remove the moss, old dry grass (thatch) and weeds (put it in the council garden waste bin) and spike the lawn all over with a form to improve drainage (mind your toes).  Mow once a week with the blade on a medium height - the lawn will soon improve

There is a company in the USA which provides a lawn maintenance service with a similar name  - however I'm sure you weren't intending to get free advertising for them 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:10

RB - you'll have to share!!!

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:08

If it's homemade and you're aware of what you've put in it, then it's only going to be one of those ingredients decomposing in some  way.  It may well be a fungus or similar breaking down the organic matter, but it won't be harmful to your veg patch - it's just what composting is and does

What is in my compost heap?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:00

Is this compost that  you have made or bought compost?

Can I plant young hardy plants out soon?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:57
Bill13 wrote (see)

Talking of small (flower) plants - as a general rule when should you start to feed seedlings if they have been reared in a general purpose seedling compost with no added feed and are 4-5 weeks old. Also, what should you feed them with?

I wouldn't be feeding seedlings and young plants - regular potting on into fresh good quality compost should provide them with all the nutrition they need.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:46
Clarington wrote (see)

There's also an issue with Poldark regarding their hens. I'm reliably informed they look like Warrens which weren't around (like oil tankers) in the time frame they're trying to portray.

Don't get me started on historically inappropriate breeds of livestock used on tv programmes!!!  It's a particular bee in my bonnet - someone must've heard me shouting yesterday evening. 

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I hope all this Poldark interest doesn't encourage more folk to visit the west country. Saw 2 caravans on Saturday heading this way. ggrr


Hosta, can you head them off at the pass?  We're making our usual pilgimage down your way in September and we really don't want the place to be full up with trippers!!!

And yes - consider a gauntlet thrown - have you got any Alpinas yet?  If you have, you've probably not got enough

low maintance plants

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:27

Hemerocallis - Day Lilies - lots of different colours, and they spread a bit but not invasive.  Virtually look after themselves and they're pretty in a vase too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:24

One more and you'll have a round two dozen

Planting Trees and Hedges

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:55

Before they come and do that I would take some quite detailed photographs of the work done so far and make sure they're dated.

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