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Grass solutions

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 08:45
Yeah the ??120,000 was for specialised lighting, I guess football clubs use them. I'd expect grass seed to be some what less.

Thanks for all the amusing comments, I guess the answer is no.

Grass solutions

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 14:15
ok so I've had partial success but still frustrated. I've bought the correct seed for conditions in which trees block out too much light. If we had a decent summer I'm sure it would have been easier. As it stands I was looking for a way to cheat in order to kick start areas that needed attention.
Found a company who quoted me ??120,000 for 100 sq metre coverage.

The only thing not making me give up is A) I'm possessed by the grass king B) Next door has lovely grass and still same light issues.

Next stop grass police.

Grass solutions

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 09:37
Hi, does anyone know if it's possible to find grow lamps for growing grass outside and if so where I can get them from? regards

Massive lawn help

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:03
Thanks for all the advice, I'm picking up a lot. Yes the topsoil looked like compost (sorry, organice but there's a little of bark and wood clippings in it. I investigated parts where grass seed hasn't come through and it seems to have disappeared , I find it hard to believe the birds have eaten it since there was so much and it was completely covered. Back to the drawing board.

Massive lawn help

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:37

arrr ok that could just be the reason. I take it  the seed will be useless now ?

Massive lawn help

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:08

Hi everyone,

I'm a novice gardener but undertook the job of seeding a new lawn as so:

Rotivated 2 areas around 50 square metres each which has old grass on, applied pre-seed fertiliser, sprinkled seed as instructed, laid top soil over and gentle rolled over it. Since this was back early to mid March and was nice weather and hosepipe ban was not in force I did water it every morning and evening without drowing the seed.

The grass grew in patches but I'd say overal only 35% of the seed has grown through and since then obviously we've had nothing but cold weather and rain.

The topsoil I used was from a company in London that provides organic fertiliser as well, this top soil looked more like fertiliser but when I challenged them they said it was a special mix, should it stop the grass growing even if it were?

The only other explanation is birds???? but I put a lot down and can't see birds eathing that amount, maybe overseeding was an issue? Or maybe too much top soil (approc 2cm).

I have spent a lot of time and effort and would love to hear from someone who has some advice.

Regards

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Grass solutions

Artifical light 
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Lawn from seed is a total disaster 
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