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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:51

Mark, missed your post.

devastation down here too  a couple of days ago when we had those thunderstorms.  As you said, a terrible time for those who were flooded.  

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Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:48

Ha ha Frank...just read your post. 

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:46

Daniel,  no!   sow your seed in spring.  Seed will germinate quickly in spring and grow away well.  Sow now and you are likely to have to resow in spring.  

most lawns are cut too short,...even scalped......and grass suffers as in your case.  Daniel, your grass will look so much better when longer and wear better so I would do nothing except mow.  Mowing little and least weekly .......will not stress the grass and is easier too 


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:16


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:15

Very, very  pleasant.  Warm morning with some sun.  Quiet day and hoping for more sun.   Yes a fresher feel 

New GW...??

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:12

Toby Buckland a fwvourite of mine too 

slugs in the lawn

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:11

Yes, they will crawl over the moist grass but the leatheejackets you don't see that are causing the damage 


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:08

Snails for me.  Lots of little ones around now.  Earwigs too......use the upturned flower pot on a cane to trap them.  Woodlice?  Even the professionals argue about this but I think they DO eat tender shoots and soft flowers.   

Agree with Zenjeff GD, go out with a torch and look carefully.......the snails can be quite small right now.

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:02

"Perfection an illusion" Frank????    when I shave in the morning I see perfection.    Sometimes when seen admiring myself my niece agrees because she says "you're precious you are". Point proven.

despite that....and I am still shocked .....good practical advice Frank 

Lawn Help

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 00:05


you are pushing it 

all too much too soon in your determination to get a perfect lawn in 5 minutes

i would let it be now for the will take a bit of a battering so wait now for spring.  You have put patch magic down....fine.  Put the rest down in April.  And your feed.

it looks like you have  cut grass very short or is it just my picture?  Raise the mower cut.  A healthy lawn should be cut regularly and with blades not too low

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