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Noob Gardener - Lawn Repair

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Lowey, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Lowey

    Lowey Apprentice Gardener

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    Hey all,

    Hoping for some advice if I may...

    I've got two patches of grass either side of my path which were treated with weedkiller (the sort with glyphosate) which totally destroyed the grass as well.

    The soil around where I live in Bedfordshire is very heavy, as you'll see by the standing water. What is the best course of action to remedy this mess?

    Any help very much appreciated20210116_102838.jpg20210116_102818.jpg
     
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    Perki Total Gardener

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    I'd keep off the lawn at the moment it to wet and you'll be compacting the soil even more, if you do have a dry day you can spike the lawn with a garden fork at least 4 -6inch down.

    I do lawn care on my lawn around beginning / mid of March weather permitting . Give the lawn a good rake to remove moss / thatch - spike the entire lawn - over seed any bare patches - top dress with sharp sand ( you can add a bit of top soil or compost something like 4-1 if you wish ) brush it around into the holes and wait and see .

    Never use weedkiller on the lawn , they are special selective weedkillers that wont damage the grass , they normally say lawn weedkiller on the bottle.

    I can see some broad leaf grass in there as well it up to you on the quality of the lawn , if you don't like it you'll have to hand weed it . You can also hand weed that prunella ( mid of pic ) while you are at it they can take a couple of application with lawn weedkiller sometimes .
     
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      Lowey Apprentice Gardener

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      Thanks a lot for the reply @Perki

      I shall do that once whether cheers up a bit
       
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