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  1. hoofy

    Starting lawn from scratch

    Go for it hoofy……
    Go for it hoofy……
    Go for it hoofy……
    Go for it hoofy……
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    912
  2. nightofjoy

    Lawn completely out of control with weeds

    In Alan Titchmarsh's book 'supergardener' he explains a cheap easy method to bring an abandoned lawn under control. "The idler's Lawn" page 199. He says, first cut down all the long growth with a...
    In Alan Titchmarsh's book 'supergardener' he explains a cheap easy method to bring an abandoned lawn under control. "The idler's Lawn" page 199. He says, first cut down all the long growth with a sythe/shears or strimmer. Then mow the area with a good rotary mower. Continue to mow the rough area...
    In Alan Titchmarsh's book 'supergardener' he explains a cheap easy method to bring an abandoned lawn under control. "The idler's Lawn" page 199. He says, first cut down all the long growth with a sythe/shears or strimmer. Then mow the area with a...
    In Alan Titchmarsh's book 'supergardener' he explains a cheap easy method to bring an abandoned lawn under control. "The idler's Lawn" page 199. He says, first cut down all the long growth with a...
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    14
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    185
  3. Paul Brennan

    Newish to Gardening and lawns, Mistakes made!

    Thanks. With new builds it depends on what’s going on below the surface as it’s not uncommon to see poor soil under new builds as they tend to work on a budget and it might be anything under...
    Thanks. With new builds it depends on what’s going on below the surface as it’s not uncommon to see poor soil under new builds as they tend to work on a budget and it might be anything under there. Unfortunately it means looking at the sub soil where you cut a very small section of turf to see...
    Thanks. With new builds it depends on what’s going on below the surface as it’s not uncommon to see poor soil under new builds as they tend to work on a budget and it might be anything under there. Unfortunately it means looking at the sub soil...
    Thanks. With new builds it depends on what’s going on below the surface as it’s not uncommon to see poor soil under new builds as they tend to work on a budget and it might be anything under...
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    6
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    149
  4. Stuart8758gy

    Need help identifying this

    It's very difficult to get rid of if its been there for years, there will be seeds in the soil so even if you kill it off with chemicals they will come back. If it's only a small lawn then you can...
    It's very difficult to get rid of if its been there for years, there will be seeds in the soil so even if you kill it off with chemicals they will come back. If it's only a small lawn then you can hand weed them. If bigger you could try a lawn specific weed-killer, one that contains 2,4-D but it...
    It's very difficult to get rid of if its been there for years, there will be seeds in the soil so even if you kill it off with chemicals they will come back. If it's only a small lawn then you can hand weed them. If bigger you could try a lawn...
    It's very difficult to get rid of if its been there for years, there will be seeds in the soil so even if you kill it off with chemicals they will come back. If it's only a small lawn then you can...
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    4
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    102
  5. John Disdle

    lawn weeds

    Hi Perki.I got the ideas from wikihow. As you see from the article.You still have to pull them out. So a weed killer is still the best answer.
    Hi Perki.I got the ideas from wikihow. As you see from the article.You still have to pull them out. So a weed killer is still the best answer.
    Hi Perki.I got the ideas from wikihow. As you see from the article.You still have to pull them out. So a weed killer is still the best answer.
    Hi Perki.I got the ideas from wikihow. As you see from the article.You still have to pull them out. So a weed killer is still the best answer.
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    2
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    74
  6. MikeK

    Learning About Lawns

    And now for the reason I joined GC and plan on asking lots of questions. Be candid (brutal) with your responses, I have a thick skin.For years, I neglected my lawn and treated it like dirt. ...
    And now for the reason I joined GC and plan on asking lots of questions. Be candid (brutal) with your responses, I have a thick skin.For years, I neglected my lawn and treated it like dirt. Other than mowing weekly during the growing season and keeping the sprinkler on, I did little more. ...
    And now for the reason I joined GC and plan on asking lots of questions. Be candid (brutal) with your responses, I have a thick skin.For years, I neglected my lawn and treated it like dirt. Other than mowing weekly during the growing season...
    And now for the reason I joined GC and plan on asking lots of questions. Be candid (brutal) with your responses, I have a thick skin.For years, I neglected my lawn and treated it like dirt. ...
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    5
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    95
  7. Emmett Murphy

    Blotchy yellow patches in a new lawn (8 months old)

    Yes, it's hot here too. Those are great tips. You are so kind to take so much time to help us out. One day we hope to have a lawn like the ones you shared!
    Yes, it's hot here too. Those are great tips. You are so kind to take so much time to help us out. One day we hope to have a lawn like the ones you shared!
    Yes, it's hot here too. Those are great tips. You are so kind to take so much time to help us out. One day we hope to have a lawn like the ones you shared!
    Yes, it's hot here too. Those are great tips. You are so kind to take so much time to help us out. One day we hope to have a lawn like the ones you shared!
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    22
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    534
  8. jowwy

    Lawn from scratch

    Looks nice, well done.
    Looks nice, well done.
    Looks nice, well done.
    Looks nice, well done.
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    9
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    164
  9. Hardik Waghela

    Need Advise for new Lawn and levelling the garden

    Are we relayinh wembley stadium….all this sounds like overkill to me having just killed off and reseeded my own garden, i did none of whats being advised here
    Are we relayinh wembley stadium….all this sounds like overkill to me having just killed off and reseeded my own garden, i did none of whats being advised here
    Are we relayinh wembley stadium….all this sounds like overkill to me having just killed off and reseeded my own garden, i did none of whats being advised here
    Are we relayinh wembley stadium….all this sounds like overkill to me having just killed off and reseeded my own garden, i did none of whats being advised here
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  10. ennnceee

    Best Weedkiller for Daisies?

    It definitely kills Daisy's
    It definitely kills Daisy's
    It definitely kills Daisy's
    It definitely kills Daisy's
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    5
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    159
  11. Evee

    maintaining grass/meadow areas with scythe?

    It is around 30 years since I used a scythe but that was the only grass cutting method at my grandparents' place. I remember scything being easy and enjoyable once you got the rhythm right,...
    It is around 30 years since I used a scythe but that was the only grass cutting method at my grandparents' place. I remember scything being easy and enjoyable once you got the rhythm right, swing-step-swing-step-swing. I still own a fair few toes.Technically you are supposed to do it sort of...
    It is around 30 years since I used a scythe but that was the only grass cutting method at my grandparents' place. I remember scything being easy and enjoyable once you got the rhythm right, swing-step-swing-step-swing. I still own a fair few...
    It is around 30 years since I used a scythe but that was the only grass cutting method at my grandparents' place. I remember scything being easy and enjoyable once you got the rhythm right,...
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    13
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    197
  12. johnfromwales

    Help! Is this new lawn ruined!

    Some turf companies will say it’s fine to water turf that’s just been laid in direct sunshine as it’s been rolled and needs the water badly. I’ve never yet seen any damage from water droplets in...
    Some turf companies will say it’s fine to water turf that’s just been laid in direct sunshine as it’s been rolled and needs the water badly. I’ve never yet seen any damage from water droplets in direct sun on turf and it’s not uncommon to see turf watered midday in the sports industry. The...
    Some turf companies will say it’s fine to water turf that’s just been laid in direct sunshine as it’s been rolled and needs the water badly. I’ve never yet seen any damage from water droplets in direct sun on turf and it’s not uncommon to see...
    Some turf companies will say it’s fine to water turf that’s just been laid in direct sunshine as it’s been rolled and needs the water badly. I’ve never yet seen any damage from water droplets in...
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    3
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    256
  13. Kevin Cowans

    Getting rid of course grass in Lawn

    HelloThanks for the replies.The areas affected are only small, maybe 3" square at most, however, me being me they stand out like a sore thumb.I will try slicing them and see if that helps,...
    HelloThanks for the replies.The areas affected are only small, maybe 3" square at most, however, me being me they stand out like a sore thumb.I will try slicing them and see if that helps, if not, then I will dig them out and apply grass seed.ThanksKevin
    HelloThanks for the replies.The areas affected are only small, maybe 3" square at most, however, me being me they stand out like a sore thumb.I will try slicing them and see if that helps, if not, then I will dig them out and apply grass...
    HelloThanks for the replies.The areas affected are only small, maybe 3" square at most, however, me being me they stand out like a sore thumb.I will try slicing them and see if that helps,...
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    3
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    107
  14. DaveMc

    Help please, bare patches and scorch marks.

    No roller needed, just insure it’s firmed over.You need to be careful with fertilisers round new grass as it can be all too much and kill the new grass plant. You can reseed but it needs to be...
    No roller needed, just insure it’s firmed over.You need to be careful with fertilisers round new grass as it can be all too much and kill the new grass plant. You can reseed but it needs to be kept damp and perhaps it’s best done when the weather is not scorching hot so a bit of planning...
    No roller needed, just insure it’s firmed over.You need to be careful with fertilisers round new grass as it can be all too much and kill the new grass plant. You can reseed but it needs to be kept damp and perhaps it’s best done when the...
    No roller needed, just insure it’s firmed over.You need to be careful with fertilisers round new grass as it can be all too much and kill the new grass plant. You can reseed but it needs to be...
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    5
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    190
  15. Temmy

    Need some advice for landscaping / sorting out soil for new lawn

    Hello,Sorry to cross-post, but if there are any landscapers reading this or folks who have had experience totally starting a lawn from scratch I'd love to know what steps I should take here: ...
    Hello,Sorry to cross-post, but if there are any landscapers reading this or folks who have had experience totally starting a lawn from scratch I'd love to know what steps I should take here: New Garden ProjectThanks!
    Hello,Sorry to cross-post, but if there are any landscapers reading this or folks who have had experience totally starting a lawn from scratch I'd love to know what steps I should take here: New Garden ProjectThanks!
    Hello,Sorry to cross-post, but if there are any landscapers reading this or folks who have had experience totally starting a lawn from scratch I'd love to know what steps I should take here: ...
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    0
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    102
  16. Kevin Cowans

    Mixing Lawn Seed and Topdressing

    Hello @HarrySThanks for the reply.Yes, I have heard that about Patch Magic too.I will endeavour to follow the advice given.ThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySThanks for the reply.Yes, I have heard that about Patch Magic too.I will endeavour to follow the advice given.ThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySThanks for the reply.Yes, I have heard that about Patch Magic too.I will endeavour to follow the advice given.ThanksKevin
    Hello @HarrySThanks for the reply.Yes, I have heard that about Patch Magic too.I will endeavour to follow the advice given.ThanksKevin
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    4
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    165
  17. dennew55

    Preparing clay soil to sow grass seed

    Clay is a sod, it holds the dampness but when it dries out it’s a swine too. Ideally you would remove a depth of the clay and insure you have at least 150mm of topsoil. You could add gravel and...
    Clay is a sod, it holds the dampness but when it dries out it’s a swine too. Ideally you would remove a depth of the clay and insure you have at least 150mm of topsoil. You could add gravel and sand to aid drainage but as you add all these materials it will raise the height of the ground so that...
    Clay is a sod, it holds the dampness but when it dries out it’s a swine too. Ideally you would remove a depth of the clay and insure you have at least 150mm of topsoil. You could add gravel and sand to aid drainage but as you add all these...
    Clay is a sod, it holds the dampness but when it dries out it’s a swine too. Ideally you would remove a depth of the clay and insure you have at least 150mm of topsoil. You could add gravel and...
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    9
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    278
  18. JR

    Self propel failed

    Does the blade brake function ok?
    Does the blade brake function ok?
    Does the blade brake function ok?
    Does the blade brake function ok?
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    4
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    233
  19. Scotty2088

    Brown tinge to grass/slow growing and seeding

    You need to consider along with fertilising the turf the other lawn treats like scarifying. The problem is thatch production is increased when fertilising and different grass types produce this at...
    You need to consider along with fertilising the turf the other lawn treats like scarifying. The problem is thatch production is increased when fertilising and different grass types produce this at different rates. The fertilisers that produce fast growth tend to be the culprit with thatch. Too...
    You need to consider along with fertilising the turf the other lawn treats like scarifying. The problem is thatch production is increased when fertilising and different grass types produce this at different rates. The fertilisers that produce...
    You need to consider along with fertilising the turf the other lawn treats like scarifying. The problem is thatch production is increased when fertilising and different grass types produce this at...
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    2
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    166
  20. Matty8895

    3 1/2 week old turf patches

    Hi, it’s hard to see what’s going on with the photos and looking at it in person is always best.are these patches growing in size?Have a very close look at the grass and see if there are...
    Hi, it’s hard to see what’s going on with the photos and looking at it in person is always best.are these patches growing in size?Have a very close look at the grass and see if there are white strands or red or pink tops on the tips of the grass.
    Hi, it’s hard to see what’s going on with the photos and looking at it in person is always best.are these patches growing in size?Have a very close look at the grass and see if there are white strands or red or pink tops on the tips of the...
    Hi, it’s hard to see what’s going on with the photos and looking at it in person is always best.are these patches growing in size?Have a very close look at the grass and see if there are...
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    3
    Views:
    175

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