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Old 26-02-2014, 11:50 AM   #11
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This was around 10 weeks after it was laid.
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Old 26-02-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
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Anyone cut the lawn yet? Temperature up North has been good recently, around 10 degrees.

Whats the best treatment for this time of year? Laid the turf last summer, no weeds or moss or anything - just looking a bit yellow.

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Old 26-02-2014, 12:31 PM   #13
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whens the best time to lay a new lawn?

our back garden is currently gravel, so looking to re lawn it this year
Seed or Turf?

Seed Autumn/Spring

Turf any time of year, although autumn/spring arguably better.
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Spooky. Just finished the first cut on mine today. Regarding raking, I inherited a electric lawn rake and, by god, I will buy another if it breaks. Soooo much easier
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Old 26-02-2014, 01:17 PM   #15
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I cut my lawns last weekend... fine did it late Jan as well.. Ideally try to pick a time when you not getting a frost, but equally isnt water logged.

My lawn is currently dryer than it was back end of last year while i was still cutting it...

Bear in mind though, you start cutting it and it will begin to grow more...
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Spooky. Just finished the first cut on mine today. Regarding raking, I inherited a electric lawn rake and, by god, I will buy another if it breaks. Soooo much easier
Yep great things really handy and seem to work so much better
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I have a rake attachment on my atco, not used it yet though.
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Took the plunge and used the rake cassette. Went better than I thought - he'll of a lot of rubbish came out the back lawn though so may have to use some iron sulphate towards the middle/end of March.

On the new turf a lot of dry grass came out - suppose it's thinned it nicely.

Will be feeding start of April.
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Took the plunge and used the rake cassette. Went better than I thought - he'll of a lot of rubbish came out the back lawn though so may have to use some iron sulphate towards the middle/end of March.

On the new turf a lot of dry grass came out - suppose it's thinned it nicely.

Will be feeding start of April.
Good stuff, looking forward to getting mine done. All the dry grass will be dead stuff, means new stuff will come thru. Now i only need my swamp/lawn to dry out
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Where are you in the country? Been quite lucky in south yorks with the weather.

I would have scarified it more however my green bin got full! Will probably give it another go at the weekend.
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