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Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:06

We gardeners will always disagree.  It's what makes us fascinating 

i have gone through the perfect lawn ambition stage......fine grass seed, spiking, raking, top dressing, annual re-seeding where appropriate, twice weekly mowing, autumn and spring feeding, summer boost feeding, and.......treatment for leather jackets and chafers. For me, leather jackets persist in their grass root diet for a good while yet.  However symptoms would also include yellowing grass and bare patches

Every lawn is different.  Mine is on free draining soil.  However my back lawn is growing on heavier soil and actually is lusher.  It's thin though where traffic under an arch entrance is the cause.  

i take advice and opinions from everyone and then decide myself on the solution.  

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:59

Possibly leather jackets if problem persists at this time of year.  Too late for this year but next September apply nematodes. 

Does this area receive more ".traffic" than the rest of the lawn?  

chrysanthemum

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:55

No further flowers once cut I'm afraid. 

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:51

So, no rhubarb?  

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:49

I would feel embarrassed if I didn't ask for a discount.  It doesn't take more time and I sense respect from the seller/dealer/ provider.  I bought a ring during the summer and negotiated a very large discount ......foolish if people do not haggle.  

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 17:06

pansyface.  Love that film 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:09

Ha ha but I'm haaaaaaaappy . Costs nowt to ask

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:08

Lizzie, got a tetanus a few weeks back.  It's been several years since I last had one.  Your GP will give you one I'm sure 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:05

I have always been a haggler.  Whilst at school, aged 13 or so, I haggled for a new bike.  Now I argue for discounts for insurance, cars, well everything possible. I save chunks of cash,   I get half price pasties and other tasties, claim compensation for service companies falling short, etc. etc., claim on meal offers and the rest and always ask for money off for purchasing there and then.

however, my "meanness" ......prob my boasting about the above on a daily basis......is attracting comment.  I'm being careful. sensible and practical I say.  I do delight in saving money, feel proud of it even if savings are small but I do worry (ha ha not really) if I am becoming mean.

so folks!  I'm not mean, am I?  (Meanwhile I'll tuck into my half price rye whilst quietly chuckling  at my half price meal last night )

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:51

Gnomes????   Not really Fairy.  However, I do have a "classy" gnome that an old lady gave me and a painted mushroom ( this has sentimental value so essential)  looking for a store mannequin though to "personalise" 

vaccuum wouldnt "suck" properly earlier.  I cleaned every filter, separated the hose (not meant to be separated) and analysed every conceivable issue.  Read and re read the ha shook, googled possible reasons.    Still wouldn't "suck".  Then I realised the dirtbin was not clicked in properly. Who would have thought of that?   Works fine now but annoyed at the wasted time.  Still, vaccuum is in pristine condition now 

 warm and sunny then a heavy shower from nowhere.  

My new iPad is still a novelty for me........now installed electronic newspapers to save money.  

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