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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:47

Ha ha...thanks scroggin.  Thats nice 

my local allotment seems a very friendly place but I do detect some rivalry there too. Biggest carrots for example 

Lots of bulb weeds in newly laid turf

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:39

Cammy, yes a lawn weedkiller would work.

a friend of a friend is complicated isnt it?  Not the way you want to go I guess 

if the bumps are the result of bulbs they should settle down when treated so I would take this route. 

Regular mowing with blades higher.....beneficial anyway....will help.  Any bumps that dont settle you can criss cross with a blade, lift and scrape soil away but see how it looks later in the summer 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 13:22

Thanks GWRS....... very helpful  

an allotment then for me 

Lots of bulb weeds in newly laid turf

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 12:32

Cammy, that is not good ......

bulbs should not lift the turf like that anyway.  I suspect more than bulbs causing those bumps.

can you contact the landscaper to relay it?  Clearly he didnt prepare the ground properly.  A thorough digging of the soil would remove anything of any size....a weedkiller was not necessary then

dont use glyphosate on the will kill the grass.  Glyphosate is the name of the chemical  and sold as Roundup and other brands. To kill weeds in lawns you need a lawn weed killer available in garden centres, DIY stores etc.

but, complain to the landscaper big time 


Posted: 17/03/2017 at 12:15

Haws number 14 is recommended for nematodes. 

anything finer than that is likely to be unsuitable.  When applying remove rose now and then and tap to clear 

New plants....Who wants them?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:44

Yes Perki you can.  May I suggest you wait just a couple of weeks longer.  It will be that much warmer and calamagrostis will respond that much better.

I would  use a saw or serrated knife. loosen the roots, trim a few, cut old growth back but be careful not to cut any new could look a little tatty if you do, that's all.   if repotting use john innes and dont cram them in.  Water of course.  Simple Perki .  You now have 2 large plants instead of one 

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:18

Thanks Daniel.  Appreciate your prompt reply.    

I am happy too aym as are those who wanted to know 

Last edited: 17 March 2017 09:19:12

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:07

  At last.  Common sense 

Lining raised beds

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:06

Interesting Silverlight

weed membrane deep in the ground could rot quite quixkly.......supposed to last a long time but I offen come across it breaking up.  However, it possibly could prevent ground elder growth for a year or two enough to eradicate it.  So, all in all I think weed membrane would be effective.

wouldnt use cardboard....ineffective, rots v quickly, ugly .......ditto heavy plastic 

you can bulk out your topsoil with bark chippings, yes.  I would add dried manure, pelleted chicken manure, etc too 

Sowing lawn - when can you walk on it?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 08:58

I would say 6 weeks Superhero.  

If the grass is growing well and it is not too wet.  

You could overseed later if any worn spots develop 

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