Posted: 08/01/2014 at 08:56
Rubber, what you need is a good big packet of Yellow Rattle. I usually sow it in autumn but it would be worth trying now, we're bound to get some cold weather before spring. It's semi-parasitic on grass and really cuts the grass back.
What have you planted in the grass? I cut my meadow completely at the end of summer, I don't strim round the flowers.
I doesn't come quickly, mine can still look an unimpressive mess on a bad year.
I like the radiating paths idea