MY lawn !!!!

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mrs bouquet

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MY lawn !!!!
« on: August 31, 2020, 17:08 »
I am so fed up with this.   I sacrificed it today and then mowed it.  DOn,t know what to do next
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 17:17 »
I would give it a good watering with a feed.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 17:23 »
It'll grow back once we get enough rain, Mrs B. Don't worry!
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 20:25 »
Oh dear,  I didn't really sacrifice it    :ohmy:   I scarified it  :lol:  Mrs Bouquet

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 20:52 »
Oh dear,  I didn't really sacrifice it    :ohmy:   I scarified it  :lol:  Mrs Bouquet

Love that Mrs. B.!  :lol:

Lawns are incredibly tolerant of poor conditions, including drought - it will recover with a bit more rain, although it might not be 100% grass!  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 11:35 »
I would give it a good watering with a feed.

I have been looking at the various lawn feeds etc.  What a selection,   any recommendations as to what variety I buy.  Thanks,  Mrs B
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 14:10 by mrs bouquet »

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2020, 13:32 »
I'd just mow over it again to get rid of the bits of left-over stalks then get an autumn lawn feed which is high in potassium and potash. This will perk up the grass to produce stolons that will spread over the bare patches.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 14:48 »
I don't think it's a good idea to feed the lawn, at least wait until we've had a decent amount of rain, to rewet it thoroughly
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Care for lawns after drought
The autumn after a dry summer is the ideal time to carry out renovation and repair. This will help the lawn to recover from recent drought but will also make it more drought resistant the following year.
Over-seed any sparsely-grassed areas using an appropriate mixture. See our advice on lawn care: spring and summer for more on doing this.

Do not use lawn weedkillers or feeds on drought-affected turf in autumn. Delay treatments until the following spring, when the grass and weeds are growing vigorously.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=417

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 15:49 »
I don't think it's a good idea to feed the lawn, at least wait until we've had a decent amount of rain, to rewet it thoroughly
RHS says
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Care for lawns after drought
The autumn after a dry summer is the ideal time to carry out renovation and repair. This will help the lawn to recover from recent drought but will also make it more drought resistant the following year.
Over-seed any sparsely-grassed areas using an appropriate mixture. See our advice on lawn care: spring and summer for more on doing this.

Do not use lawn weedkillers or feeds on drought-affected turf in autumn. Delay treatments until the following spring, when the grass and weeds are growing vigorously.
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My area is not suffering the effects of drought lately!!! Shower just started right on cue. 🤣
I will be giving my lawn a bit of a rake then a mow then an autumn feed. The ground is warm and damp, so should be ok in my case.

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Re: MY lawn !!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 16:57 »
I cut my lawn with a longer cut to keep the weeds down

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mrs bouquet

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 18:14 »
I cut my lawn with a longer cut to keep the weeds down

I would do that as well, but the height adjuster on my mower is unmoveable by me  It is now on a low setting and has to stay there sadly .   Mrs B

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2020, 09:00 »
I cut my lawn with a longer cut to keep the weeds down

I would do that as well, but the height adjuster on my mower is unmoveable by me  It is now on a low setting and has to stay there sadly .   Mrs B
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Do you have a neighbor that might be able to help you with the height adjustment? Mowers set too low (for too short a cut) can harm your lawn.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2020, 10:33 »
Looking at those photos Mrs B, I'd also suggest having a look at dry patch on lawns, particularly if you're on a sandy soil. There's some advice on the RHS here:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=746

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2020, 16:10 »
Thanks G & R, that is an interesting read.   I shall try to spike it this week.   I think there are some tree roots under it as well, which makes it harder to spike, and I expect they take up alot of the water in the lawn.   I shall keep on working on it.    regards   Mrs Bouquet

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2020, 12:09 »
Hello you've scarified it it now needs spiking /hollow tining( if lawn big enough (see if local sports club has a Vertidrainer) offer them a few home made cakes ,then it needs a top dressing of soil peat mix rubbing in put some phostrogen in to mix then seed any bare patches,this ones a scaryfier the lawns are scared when this goes in   jezza
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