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Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:57

Lyn, the body ranges from under 1mm to about 2mm, so not very big at all.

Thanks landgirl100, I'll also post on there and see what comes back, I'll let you know if anything is discovered...

Thank you all!

Any advice for rubbish lawn!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:54

Thanks all, I planted the grass seed about a month ago when we had some nice weather, so I thought (wrongly) that it was going to carry on! lol

I didn't put the twigs on the lawn, they just fall from the trees above. 

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'm going to try again with more seed when the weather warms up as Dovefromabove mentioned.

Thank you.


Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:32

They have 6 legs not 8, the front things are the antennae

If it was 8 legs I wouldn't get nearly as close! lol

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 15:30

I'm not sure what kind of tree it is I'm afraid, here is a pic though if anyone can identify it. 

Just to say as well, the pic I put of the bugs is the only one I could get where they weren't all over it as I wanted to get a clear pic of the bug rather than a swarm!


Surface Water Not Draing

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 14:57


I've heard a little bit of this before and my garden is very similar but by the sounds of it, not as bad. I have a lot of surface  water on my lawn with clay not far down and makes the whole garden boggy.

Someone mentioned to me about getting a company to come round, dig out the garden to a depth of 2 or 3 foot, then fill it with the proper materials, hardcore, fine hardcore, top soil, lawn etc. Or you can have a drainage system put into the garden under the surface but both were a little too pricey for me to consider. 

May be worth asking a company about it? 

Sorry if that's no help to you.


Any advice for rubbish lawn!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:43

Hi All,

I moved into a new house in May last year and the lawn was obviously never looked after, before this house I always had flats so I don't really have any clue about lawns and gardens.

It was overgrown, covered in moss and weeds and would go like a swamp with a little bit of rain.

So I started getting Green Thumb in from the end of the summer once we'd settled in, I started mowing as much as I could, and now this summer has come round, it's become quite patchy, which I now realise is where the moss is started to go from the treatment. So it is getting slightly better.

But... there is a section at the end of the garden that doesn't get much sun due to trees and it still bogs/floods a little with just a little bit of rain, so I raked it all up, chucked a lot of grass seed down, which was a fairly expensive one that said is great for shaded areas, then put top soil on top, been watering it and it's growing a tiny bit but not much at all.

Any advice on how I can make it a bit better or do I just have to stick with it and let it do it's thing over time? 

Thanks a lot for any comments! 




Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:21

Hi All,

I've never posted on here so apologies if I'm doing it wrong!

I have had a quick look around but not found anything that helps me.

So in May last year, I moved into a new house, has a small front garden with a big tree, little bit of grass and lots of bushes/shrubs. Which has all been fine until now, when going out to my car the other day (which was parked under the tree) I noticed apart from the millions of petals that fall from it, my car was absolutely covered in these tiny little bugs, at first I thought they were tiny spiders but they aren't.

I didn't think too much of it until my wife's car was even worse and then the bins were covered in them too, so I started looking around and they are all over the window sills, the cars, the bins, and the branches and leaves of the tree and shrubs are not visible through them all.

Could someone tell me what they are? If it's normal and what I can do to get rid/prevent them?

Thanks so much for any help!



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