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  1. Fat Controller

    Evergreen 4 in 1

    I wouldn't bother scarifying until after you've treated the lawn Mr. Grinch. If you're going to use a weed/feed/mosskiller it will kill everything off anyway. Mow first, remembering to leave for...
    I wouldn't bother scarifying until after you've treated the lawn Mr. Grinch. If you're going to use a weed/feed/mosskiller it will kill everything off anyway. Mow first, remembering to leave for 2/3 days before treating. Just a pointer, with all the rain we are having at the moment it's not a...
    I wouldn't bother scarifying until after you've treated the lawn Mr. Grinch. If you're going to use a weed/feed/mosskiller it will kill everything off anyway. Mow first, remembering to leave for 2/3 days before treating. Just a pointer, with...
    I wouldn't bother scarifying until after you've treated the lawn Mr. Grinch. If you're going to use a weed/feed/mosskiller it will kill everything off anyway. Mow first, remembering to leave for...
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  2. srkeevil

    Help! Lawn preparation with clay soil

    This is all probably a little too late but.....we have very heavy clay soil here in France. It really depends on the time of year as to when you should work it. Too wet and you cannot do a thing....
    This is all probably a little too late but.....we have very heavy clay soil here in France. It really depends on the time of year as to when you should work it. Too wet and you cannot do a thing. Too dry and it is like working with concrete. There is a point that it begins to dry out and then it...
    This is all probably a little too late but.....we have very heavy clay soil here in France. It really depends on the time of year as to when you should work it. Too wet and you cannot do a thing. Too dry and it is like working with concrete....
    This is all probably a little too late but.....we have very heavy clay soil here in France. It really depends on the time of year as to when you should work it. Too wet and you cannot do a thing....
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  3. keithhampson

    laying artificial grass on slabs?

    I compacted it a little with a cement trowel, with the plan to add a little top up when needed. Rain of course penetrates the grass, and drains in to the sand. Ideally slope your sand so water...
    I compacted it a little with a cement trowel, with the plan to add a little top up when needed. Rain of course penetrates the grass, and drains in to the sand. Ideally slope your sand so water runs off if there's a heavy downpour.
    I compacted it a little with a cement trowel, with the plan to add a little top up when needed. Rain of course penetrates the grass, and drains in to the sand. Ideally slope your sand so water runs off if there's a heavy downpour.
    I compacted it a little with a cement trowel, with the plan to add a little top up when needed. Rain of course penetrates the grass, and drains in to the sand. Ideally slope your sand so water...
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  4. Spendleb

    New Lawn - Patchy??

    I would add one point, have you had extremes of rain and dessicating dry winds (we have up here in East Scotland) This can cause problems with emerging seeds (encouraged to germinate by heavy rain...
    I would add one point, have you had extremes of rain and dessicating dry winds (we have up here in East Scotland) This can cause problems with emerging seeds (encouraged to germinate by heavy rain and then hammered by dessicating wind). This, alongside the spring weed flush, is why autumn takes...
    I would add one point, have you had extremes of rain and dessicating dry winds (we have up here in East Scotland) This can cause problems with emerging seeds (encouraged to germinate by heavy rain and then hammered by dessicating wind). This,...
    I would add one point, have you had extremes of rain and dessicating dry winds (we have up here in East Scotland) This can cause problems with emerging seeds (encouraged to germinate by heavy rain...
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  5. beany_bot

    How long for grass seed to germinate?

    Thanks to Tommy- topsoil, sand and almost the entire contents of my water butt.:D
    Thanks to Tommy- topsoil, sand and almost the entire contents of my water butt.:D
    Thanks to Tommy- topsoil, sand and almost the entire contents of my water butt.:D
    Thanks to Tommy- topsoil, sand and almost the entire contents of my water butt.:D
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  6. marty 600

    Multiple Ants nest on Lawn - how to get rid of???

    Yes, but have you ever seen blackbirds and starlings anting? They preen themselves in ants and let them run into their feathers. The theory is that the ants squirt out formic acid which kills the...
    Yes, but have you ever seen blackbirds and starlings anting? They preen themselves in ants and let them run into their feathers. The theory is that the ants squirt out formic acid which kills the bird's parasites. Ants in the garden do very little damage - they may loosen the soil under an...
    Yes, but have you ever seen blackbirds and starlings anting? They preen themselves in ants and let them run into their feathers. The theory is that the ants squirt out formic acid which kills the bird's parasites. Ants in the garden do very...
    Yes, but have you ever seen blackbirds and starlings anting? They preen themselves in ants and let them run into their feathers. The theory is that the ants squirt out formic acid which kills the...
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  7. beginner gardener

    can yellow turf regenerate?

    B & Q not having skilled people who know about plants enough to keep them going is perhaps one thing.Our local "specialist" garden centre are just as bad, and it makes me angry - or maybe it...
    B & Q not having skilled people who know about plants enough to keep them going is perhaps one thing.Our local "specialist" garden centre are just as bad, and it makes me angry - or maybe it should be a clear sign to the customers. If Wyevale can't keep their Tomato plants alive in their Shed...
    B & Q not having skilled people who know about plants enough to keep them going is perhaps one thing.Our local "specialist" garden centre are just as bad, and it makes me angry - or maybe it should be a clear sign to the customers. If Wyevale...
    B & Q not having skilled people who know about plants enough to keep them going is perhaps one thing.Our local "specialist" garden centre are just as bad, and it makes me angry - or maybe it...
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  8. cooperidol

    How much for a pro to lay a lawn? Quote Guesses?

    no more than 300 quid + the turfIts not that big a job.
    no more than 300 quid + the turfIts not that big a job.
    no more than 300 quid + the turfIts not that big a job.
    no more than 300 quid + the turfIts not that big a job.
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  9. men8ifr

    Does one seed make one blade of grass

    Blimey - spelt it correctly!
    Blimey - spelt it correctly!
    Blimey - spelt it correctly!
    Blimey - spelt it correctly!
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  10. FH1

    Yellow edges on turf after 9 days...

    I'll send them my bill then! Always amazes me that football pitches can be re-turfed mid-season ... and I am sure that the sort of turf that comes on a huge many-tonne roll and is laid by...
    I'll send them my bill then! Always amazes me that football pitches can be re-turfed mid-season ... and I am sure that the sort of turf that comes on a huge many-tonne roll and is laid by machine is probably ready to be mowed the same day!! but those folk have all the necessary specialist...
    I'll send them my bill then! Always amazes me that football pitches can be re-turfed mid-season ... and I am sure that the sort of turf that comes on a huge many-tonne roll and is laid by machine is probably ready to be mowed the same day!! but...
    I'll send them my bill then! Always amazes me that football pitches can be re-turfed mid-season ... and I am sure that the sort of turf that comes on a huge many-tonne roll and is laid by...
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  11. HYDROGEN86

    Can anyone recommend a good lawn weed killer please?

    I never use the combination feed/weed/moss killers,tend to be Jacks of all trades. Better to treat the various problems separately.
    I never use the combination feed/weed/moss killers,tend to be Jacks of all trades. Better to treat the various problems separately.
    I never use the combination feed/weed/moss killers,tend to be Jacks of all trades. Better to treat the various problems separately.
    I never use the combination feed/weed/moss killers,tend to be Jacks of all trades. Better to treat the various problems separately.
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  12. cooperidol

    Laying Lawn over weeds? The last resort! Advice Please

    Sorry to jump into a thread here but kristen... Thank you for answering every question I had about my lawn!..that's why I love forums so much :ThankYou:
    Sorry to jump into a thread here but kristen... Thank you for answering every question I had about my lawn!..that's why I love forums so much :ThankYou:
    Sorry to jump into a thread here but kristen... Thank you for answering every question I had about my lawn!..that's why I love forums so much :ThankYou:
    Sorry to jump into a thread here but kristen... Thank you for answering every question I had about my lawn!..that's why I love forums so much :ThankYou:
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  13. SteveDub

    I killed my lawn..help please!!

    My Pleasure Steve, hope it comes up quickly.
    My Pleasure Steve, hope it comes up quickly.
    My Pleasure Steve, hope it comes up quickly.
    My Pleasure Steve, hope it comes up quickly.
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  14. Mowerman

    Ferrous Sulphate Dosage for Killing Moss

    Thanks very much for your replies.I've spoken to someone who is somewhat of an expert on scarification and the machine wasn't the right one for the job. If it had a rake attachment, it would've...
    Thanks very much for your replies.I've spoken to someone who is somewhat of an expert on scarification and the machine wasn't the right one for the job. If it had a rake attachment, it would've pulled the moss out much better than the machine I hired with the blade setup. He also recommended...
    Thanks very much for your replies.I've spoken to someone who is somewhat of an expert on scarification and the machine wasn't the right one for the job. If it had a rake attachment, it would've pulled the moss out much better than the machine I...
    Thanks very much for your replies.I've spoken to someone who is somewhat of an expert on scarification and the machine wasn't the right one for the job. If it had a rake attachment, it would've...
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  15. riverside

    grass seed still not growing

    Shouldn't do any harm, but if its wet the soil, and grass seedlings, may stick to your boots ..... I suggest putting a board down, and working from that.
    Shouldn't do any harm, but if its wet the soil, and grass seedlings, may stick to your boots ..... I suggest putting a board down, and working from that.
    Shouldn't do any harm, but if its wet the soil, and grass seedlings, may stick to your boots ..... I suggest putting a board down, and working from that.
    Shouldn't do any harm, but if its wet the soil, and grass seedlings, may stick to your boots ..... I suggest putting a board down, and working from that.
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  16. Ben Emms

    Sowing grass seed - stones problem

    Thanks for your replies. Well i've given it a good soaking and a rake, so i'll see how it is tomorrow and try out kristens idea to see if I can break down the lumps some more once its dried a bit.
    Thanks for your replies. Well i've given it a good soaking and a rake, so i'll see how it is tomorrow and try out kristens idea to see if I can break down the lumps some more once its dried a bit.
    Thanks for your replies. Well i've given it a good soaking and a rake, so i'll see how it is tomorrow and try out kristens idea to see if I can break down the lumps some more once its dried a bit.
    Thanks for your replies. Well i've given it a good soaking and a rake, so i'll see how it is tomorrow and try out kristens idea to see if I can break down the lumps some more once its dried a bit.
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  17. ams_sxi

    Prevent Birds digging up lawn

    where can i get the hawk kite from?
    where can i get the hawk kite from?
    where can i get the hawk kite from?
    where can i get the hawk kite from?
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  18. mcmac74

    HELP! squirrel digging up lawn

    We had one visit the garden last week for the first time ever it was actually legging it out the greenhouse, when I got in there it had knocked 6 plants off the top shelf they are needless to say...
    We had one visit the garden last week for the first time ever it was actually legging it out the greenhouse, when I got in there it had knocked 6 plants off the top shelf they are needless to say not welcome.They are responsible for robbing birds eggs and play havoc with our feathered friends in...
    We had one visit the garden last week for the first time ever it was actually legging it out the greenhouse, when I got in there it had knocked 6 plants off the top shelf they are needless to say not welcome.They are responsible for robbing birds...
    We had one visit the garden last week for the first time ever it was actually legging it out the greenhouse, when I got in there it had knocked 6 plants off the top shelf they are needless to say...
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  19. roger06

    Evergreen lawn feed = lots of sark patches

    HiYes I think you could be right - that was actually my first thought as I did spread it by hand... I'll continue to water it.However, I did the spreading in two halves over two days - there...
    HiYes I think you could be right - that was actually my first thought as I did spread it by hand... I'll continue to water it.However, I did the spreading in two halves over two days - there are no patches on the second bit - but perhaps my technique had improved by then!Cheers
    HiYes I think you could be right - that was actually my first thought as I did spread it by hand... I'll continue to water it.However, I did the spreading in two halves over two days - there are no patches on the second bit - but perhaps my...
    HiYes I think you could be right - that was actually my first thought as I did spread it by hand... I'll continue to water it.However, I did the spreading in two halves over two days - there...
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  20. davida

    Raising level of lawn

    Many thanks for the replies to my question. Sorry for the delay in thanking you. We are well on the way to completing this project. Over 100 bags of soil so far, all of which we have sourced...
    Many thanks for the replies to my question. Sorry for the delay in thanking you. We are well on the way to completing this project. Over 100 bags of soil so far, all of which we have sourced free, much of which we had to dig and bag. The cost savings do give us a warm glow, in addition to...
    Many thanks for the replies to my question. Sorry for the delay in thanking you. We are well on the way to completing this project. Over 100 bags of soil so far, all of which we have sourced free, much of which we had to dig and bag. The cost...
    Many thanks for the replies to my question. Sorry for the delay in thanking you. We are well on the way to completing this project. Over 100 bags of soil so far, all of which we have sourced...
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