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Lawn is a mess please help

Posted: Today at 14:33

Apply a weed, feed and moss killer - all one product- to the lawn in April when it is a bit warmer and the grass is growing well. When the moss turns black, depending on your fitness or size of lawn, either  rake it out using a spring tined rake or hire a scarifier. any bare patches of lawn can be reseeded. 

Cut it regularly once a week keeping the blades quite high i.e. Don't scalp it and the come the autumn you can put down an autumn feed.

is it a new build or just new to you?

You pay your money.........

Posted: Today at 14:24

And take your chance! guess which of the plants came from Sarah Raven?

Last edited: 23 March 2017 14:26:13

Why my balcony plants are dying?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:17

The top one is rosemary and the bottom one is ivy.

New Garden "Feature"

Posted: Yesterday at 17:58

Just be aware that those kinds of brick will break down quickly with frost and weather. Otherwise, well done.

Need help with an Easy facing garden

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 22:26

I think you should be ok. As the days lengthen and the sun gets higher in the sky, your rh border should be in sun from early afternoon onwards. 

What do I need to do to this?!

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 22:20

If the picture is really what it should be like I would cut it back to a few inches, basically start again. If you are not brave enough to do that, cut half the stems back to a few inches. That will also give you plenty of bits to root. And move it on to a sunny windowsill. Only water it when it is dry. If you are going to repot it mix some perlite or sharp sand in to the compost or buy a bag of cactus compost in the garden centre.

Tree that can flourish in dry shade in the middle of a hedge

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 15:32

You couldn't just plant more privet? It could be argued that privet is a tree? I don#t think hawthorn would ever plug that gap width wise. Were you planning on putting in more privet as well?

Best branch garden saw

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 15:27

I think all pruning saws work on the pull.

plant to climb up dead bay tree

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 15:23

An evergreen clematis would be my choice - something that only grows to 8-10ft. A climbing or rambling rose may also work but be careful of the size. 

Levelling the lawn

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 15:13

Or you could fill in the hollows with some garden compost and sow some grass seed.

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