Feed for the lawn

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  1. Passport1

    Passport1 Gardener

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    Hi. Nearly time to start thinking about getting the mower out and starting the lawn mowing season again.

    Havent done it yet.

    Would it be idea to give the lawn a feed now and leave for another few weeks and then mow it for first time or is it best to wait and after the 1st mowing then give it a feed to set it up for the season ahead

    Any suggestions or recommendations for a good lawn feed to give the lawn at start of the season

    Thanks
     
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    @Passport1 - I would mow it now. Adjust the blades to a higher height to just give it a short haircut. It's surpising how much grass you'll collect. May be worth giiving it another cut on the same setting in a week or so to get it back into the swing of things before products are added.

    If you've got weeds or moss in your lawn, most weed & feed products will kill most of the intruders, but with moss, you'll need to scarify it as the lawn will end up looking black. Seriouly!

    Scotts Evergreen 4 in one is good stuff, so is their lawn fertilizer.

    The worst thing you could do is fertilize before cutting as you'll end up with scalped/yellow grass. In an ideal world you shouldn't cut off more than a third of the height. Once fertilzed, it will grow crazily and may need cutting possibtly twice (or more) a week for at least 6 weeks, depending on your grass.
     
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    @Mowerman - Thanks for the reply and really great information. Really appreciate it. Thanks :-)
     
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    Thanks @HarryS . Got the 4 in 1 everygreen in another b&q Store. From looking at the box i need to wait a few days after mowing before applying the everygreen 4 in 1 - right?. Thanks
     
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    They do advise to leave the lawn for at least 3 days after mowing . This is so the grass - and the weeds are growing. Make sure you spread the 4 in 1 evenly and at the correct rate , you soon get the technique for casting it by hand . I think the new formula has anti scorch properties so if you overdose you are less likely to burn the grass . I prefer to spread it when it is about to rain to help its dispersal.
    Hand spreading technique video below . I find the hand held spreading machines awkward to use.
     
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      Thanks all for all the replies and information...much appreciated :ThankYou:
       
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