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How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:08

It's Sainsbury's Lawn Feed Weed and Mosskiller (made by Westland). I have now emailed Westland to see what they say.

Yes it does say compost clippings for six months and do not use first three mowings for mulching. I'll wait a few weeks and plant away I think...

Thanks everyone for your help

 

 

How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 21:05

Nutcutlet, how about 2, 4-D (0.562% w/w) and Mecropop-P (0.562% w/w) 

That was on a different part of the packet. The bit I looked at before did say 'fertiliser' at the top...

Doesn't weedkiller tend to work on contact with the foliage (poss not from what Verdun has said)? Maybe I'm overworrying this a bit - I am planning to take the grass off after all.

 

 

How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:56

Actually Gold1locks, it does say on the packet that you can sow grass seed after four weeks, but I'm not sure that makes it ok for other plants? It is only designed not to kill grass after all.

Verdun it would indeed mainly be annuals (my boyfriend avoided the area we are going to turn over for some strawberries and a few leeks and parsnips later on). I can trench the grass in - that's a really good idea in general as we don't have room for a compost heap.

Still not sure I want to risk my precious home-grown plants all shrivelling up and dying within days of being planted though. You would think there'd be some kind of warning on the packet!

How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:07

Nutcutlet, on the packet it says:

Phosphorus pentoxide total 2%, phosphorus pentoxide (soluble in water) 0.2%, potassium oxide 4%, nitrogen 12%

Also contains ferrous sulphate for moss

Verdun, no, I don't think we could store that much soil - I'll be taking a couple of inches off with the grass. I'm gutted - we've got so much to plant!

 

How long after lawn feed and weed killer can I plant things?

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 17:45

A week ago we sprinkled granular lawn feed and weed killer all over the lawn (most of the garden), inculding areas down the edges that I had planned to tuen into flower beds.

Do I need to wait before doing this now? I've got loads of stuff to plant and lots of seeds to sow 

What exactly is full sun/part shade?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 11:49

Yeah you're right - I tend to over-worry when it comes to the garden...

What exactly is full sun/part shade?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 11:28

Thanks for your reply Verdun

Oh good news - that's made my day! At the moment it seems to me that the west facing bed is warmer, but possibly this is because of the cold east winds we have been having - is there likely to be much difference between the east and west sides once spring gets properly underway?

What exactly is full sun/part shade?

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 11:10

My new garden is south facing, 4m wide x 10 m long and has a 5 or 6 foot solid fence all the way round. I've got E - W beds running down both sides, c. 1 m wide (not much in them yet).

At the moment, I'd say the beds get direct sun for about 5 hours each, but have not measured this, admittedly.

Is that a decent amount of sun? All the flowers I've started off seem to say full sun or full sun/part shade - are they likely to flower?

 

 

experiences with free offers of plants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 15:29

Oh dear, I ordered the sweetpeas in March GW - hope they turn out ok

Seeds are up

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:14

But I'm so impatient to start off the tomoatoes!!! I will wait a bit though.

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