Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:10
Verdun, we only differ because we live at different ends of England. I helped with our Bowling greens at the club and we did it our way because every so called lawn expert had different methods. We live in an area where you do not get extreme weather conditions, too much heat or too much cold, over the years you learn your area and its foibles. We did top dress the bowling green lawns, £600 for enough to be raked over the lawns then left, it contained feed and weed although we kept a few yards of lawn aside to cut out rings to replace where we at times had to cut out a tuberous weed. My own lawns much tougher grass does actually improve with winter feed and weed as i proved when away and unable to do the last dressing, it ended up with three Spring dressings instead of two plus having to spot weed, something never needed when winter weed and feed is added. It all depends on where you live, what kind of lawn you have, I would never try to have a bowling green at home, and also how much work you are able or willing to put into the maintenance. Most people cut too low, leave moss down so the roots lift up into the moss, forget it needs spiking at least once in the year and sharp washed sand swept into the holes allowing air and drainage to the roots. Lawns are hard work though as most around here are football fields as children are kept away from the wonderful meadows streams and woods we have around us because it could be dangerous they tend to be neglected.
A lawn is what you make it and that means working at it something we do in our own way, each to his her own as they say and P.P. should be growing sea weed by the sound of it.