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Old 31-12-2017, 02:05 PM   #821
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Anyone up to much with the lawn this time of the year. Apart from a little bit of snow it’s been +5/6 degrees


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Old 31-12-2017, 02:45 PM   #822
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I don't do much, I just make sure it stays free of leaves etc.
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Old 31-12-2017, 04:44 PM   #823
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I don't do much, I just make sure it stays free of leaves etc.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:20 PM   #824
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Update: the "seeded" area still looks very patchy and there's a moggy who's been digging it up. I'll have to flatten and reseed but probably won't bother till March now.

Other than that, I've just kept the leaves off. I was tempted to give it a mow but gave up when it started raining.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:50 PM   #825
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"I'll have to flatten" - yep, that fixes Moggies every time.....

I'd forget cutting it atm, just remember when you DO start, raise the cut height on your mower.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:12 PM   #826
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"I'll have to flatten" - yep, that fixes Moggies every time.....

I'd forget cutting it atm, just remember when you DO start, raise the cut height on your mower.
There are a couple of moggies at least owned by neighbours. I discovered they liked to use my raised beds as a litter tray. I've surrounded one of the beds with bamboo cane to keep them out. The other one's covered up with ground fabric until I use it later this year.

As for cutting the lawn, I raised the mowing height for the last few cuts before winter, so should be at the same height when I restart in spring.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #827
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Try a product called get off my garden. It’s green jelly scatter lumps when I seeded our lawn I used this our cat never went near it.


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Old 26-01-2018, 02:41 PM   #828
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What's happening here?



Other areas of lawn look good:



Rest of lawn:
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Old 26-01-2018, 05:14 PM   #829
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Looks not dissimilar from ours, only our yellow patches are caused by puddles?
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If you've already ruled out dog urine on your lawn, it might be leather jackets (that's crane fly or daddy-long-legs larvae) or possibly just winter kill.

Edited to add: The chemistry for killing leather jackets did not get its license renewed a couple of years ago so they're not as easy to get rid of any more.

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