Improving my lawn..

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  1. KevBush

    KevBush Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi guys

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    I'm currently trying to improve my lawn in stages. The first pics shows the lawn before and after mowing. The last pic shows the patches (and some holes) that were left behind after uprooting dandilions.

    So far, I've uprooted lots of dandilions/few other weeds and also aerated the soil with a fork every six inches.

    I was wondering what I should do next? Should I scarify/rake the brown patches now whilst the grass has just been cut? Any advice would be much appreciated :)
     
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    Have you fed the lawn at all @KevBush , if not I'd be inclined to give it a good feed.
    I wouldn't rake/scarify yet leave till the autumn. Also don't cut too low around 40mm is fine
     
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    Hi there mowgley, thanks for the reply.

    Ah ok, I haven't fed it yet. There are still weeds and dandilions in the lawn. Should I be looking for a weed and feed all in one and would the likes of Wilkinsons sell a decent product?

    Also, I still need to buy a hose and fit an outside tap. Can I carry on without these for now or should purchasing these be a priority?
     
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    Wilko's weed and feed will be fine, just make sure you use the correct dosage.
    No don't worry about the tap yet.
     
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    Thanks mowgley

    I noticed these products in my local morrisons today..

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    Though as an absolute novice, I'm confused as there is so many products to choose from lol. I would like to feed the lawn, treat for dandilions/few other weeds and also add more seed to the entire lawn as well as brown patches and bare spots left over from dandelion uprooting.

    Should I buy an All in One product or treat the lawn with separate products?

    In what order should I do things?

    Apologies for all or the questions, I just want to make sure I don't kill my lawn lol :)
     
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    Either of those 2, all in one or evergreen will do fine.I don't buy those because I'm a tight :lolpt: and the wilko's stuff is only £1.99. I also use there grass seed to over seed too which is cheap.
    Just remember to follow the instructions on the back and don't be tempted to use more:)
     
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