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Lawns coming back again

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by wiseowl, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. wiseowl

    wiseowl Friendly Owl Admin Staff Member

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    Good morning I had given up on my new lawn only laid in April,as it really was just brown dust after our hot spell,but 2 weeks later:smile:

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    • HarryS

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      My back lawn is recovering very well. The grass regrowth is very lush , just a couple of brown spots left. In fact gave it a feed yesterday. Front lawn is not doing as well , I reseeded some of the patches and gave a light top dressing . And being bank holiday we have plenty of rain for them :snorky:
       
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      • Redwing

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        I've noticed the finer grasses, fescues, are slower to recover than the courser grasses but they are getting there.
         
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          Our lawns stayed green this summer,reduced grass growth less mowing but have experieced a massive increase in clover growth. So much so the ride on mower is starting to struggle due to the thickness of the clover.
          So looks like im being forced to use a weedkilller on it soon. Ive never used a weedkiller on the lawn in 25 years.
           
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          • Verdun

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            My grass remained green all summer.
            Havent stopped mowing at all.
            Looking really good there WO :)
             
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            • Outlander

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              Amazing isn't it when the lawn returns. All mine needed was a couple of downpours and the green returned. Also the plants instantly seem to perk up after proper rain. I gave my lawn a couple of liquid feeds before the hot weather started and it seemed to make a slight difference when compared to neighbours' lawns. I don't suppose it will ever look as good as the day I laid the turfs though.
               
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              • LauraRoslin

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                I love the smell of rain on hot soil. Called 'petrichor' from the Greek.
                 
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                  Did not know that LauraRoslin but I do now :)
                  Good word and one I will drop into conversation asap :smile:
                   
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                    I always think that's one of the most useful and evocative fabricated words of more recent years. :blue thumb:

                    I remember it being talked about in the early sixties but can't remember who coined the word. :love30:
                     
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                      Why does rain smell so good?
                       
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                        My lawn remained green all through the hot, dry spell in the Summer, but then I watered it as much as possible:dunno::heehee: Right now, it's looking a bit trashed and bare in places where the Lanscapers were working, but I'll reseed the whole area and it should be back to looking reasonable in the Spring.:coffee:
                         
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                          We still have completely bare patches on our main lawn. This is an area that gets a lot of footfall during Open Day and then continual wear as it's the main walkway from the main garden to the rear garden. Lots of tramping feet, wheelbarrows etc. and overshadowed by trees.

                          The other area we have trouble with is under the bird feeders. Although I move the feeders every time I fill them I can only keep them in a certain restricted area. The bigger birds (crows, pheasants, pigeons etc.) scrabble around in the lawn for the seeds that the smaller birds chuck out of the feeders. The squirrels also dig there.
                           
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                            We've large number of worm casts on our lawn. This is always evidence of a heathy lawn and they provide a lot of aeration.
                             
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