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Old 26-05-2019, 02:53 PM   #1031
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I scarified the lawn around Easter time. I added spring fertiliser and overseeded. Some of it has sprouted but still bare patches. The yellowed areas haven't recovered despite watering regularly. I've added ferrous sulphate after taking the pics to see if it'll green up the yellow patches.

We don't have dogs but there are a couple of neighbour cats that visit the garden. Could cat urine cause yellowing?


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Old 26-05-2019, 10:44 PM   #1032
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I scarified the lawn around Easter time. I added spring fertiliser and overseeded. Some of it has sprouted but still bare patches. The yellowed areas haven't recovered despite watering regularly. I've added ferrous sulphate after taking the pics to see if it'll green up the yellow patches.

We don't have dogs but there are a couple of neighbour cats that visit the garden. Could cat urine cause yellowing?




I'd make a top dressing up of

Decent compost B&Q verve stuff

Sharp sand 50:50
and mix in
Grass seed

I'd dig the bear patches about 6" down add a small amount of pelleted chicken manure pellets and firm back before raking the surface
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Old 27-05-2019, 01:08 AM   #1033
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Well it's been 11 days since sowing, religiously watered, kept damp etc....no growth at all. Too soon?
You need an average temperature of 12 degrees Celsius for the seed to germinate within a reasonable amount of time. Bare in mind that the night time temperature has only just started to rise away from the 3-5 degree mark where 21 days germination would be normal assuming the grass seed you have chosen is a good quality cultivar.
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Old 14-06-2019, 11:51 AM   #1034
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Bloody nightmare at the moment with all the rain over here. Not going to touch it with a mower just yet either its soaking

Been 2 weeks and the grass has grown from 80mm to 200mm :O
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Old 14-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #1035
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Got mine cut just before all the rain!! Now need a week of sun to dry it out, it was 2 inches deep in water at one point!
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Old 14-06-2019, 07:12 PM   #1036
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Dont know what kind of weather this is supposed to be. feels like spring in all honesty.

Still no sign of it stopping and the grass looks awful, in dire need of a cut.
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I cut mine a couple of weeks g and it’s since had fertiliser on it (between the rain) and is looking lush and green but needs a cut. Hoping it’ll dry out enough today for me to just top it.
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Sprayed my lawn to begin removing the population of daisy, dandelion, sow thistles and ragwort(!) from it so a spot of cooler and damper weather didn't hurt.

Will mow it next week when I get half an hour.
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Bloody issue I have is it takes 2 hours to mow the lawn with a ride on, so its not a case of just going out when its sunny

The grass is soaking too, think Tuesday might be the best bet
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Old 16-06-2019, 03:43 PM   #1040
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Bloody issue I have is it takes 2 hours to mow the lawn with a ride on, so its not a case of just going out when its sunny

The grass is soaking too, think Tuesday might be the best bet
Jaysus, do you live in a stately home or something?

It takes long enough to do our big with a push mower and it's 0.5 acres without the borders and trees and veg patch taken out.
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