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Old 19-04-2021, 08:42 PM   #1211
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Scarified, aerated. Just waiting for the nemotodes to arrive.

Looking very sorry for itself, had to be done though it was riddled with leatherjackets

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Old 19-04-2021, 08:42 PM   #1212
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My lawn has only had 3 cuts this year, leaving it longer and letting it grow much longer, that combined with training the 2 dogs not to do their business on it is starting to produce a lawn I'm actually happy with, pretty thick and very springy underfoot, next cut will take it down a notch as its still a bit long for my liking and looks more uneven than it actually is



Overseeding not started yet but will need much less than in previous years



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Old 19-04-2021, 10:00 PM   #1213
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Hate this thread. Getting grass envy and feeling old at the sand time

Just dug a section of the lawn up over last 3 days. Lots of roots from trees along the edge of the garden, just beneath the surface all the way down. Absolute pig to dig out. Filled a wheelie bin, 2 black bins and 2 grab buckets with the roots. Soil must have been reasonably compacted as looks like thereís more than what I started with. Will get some rolls of turf down tomorrow and see how it goes. Canít be any worse than what was there previously.
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:51 AM   #1214
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Just a follow up on the Mo Bacter... it took a few weeks after application to see anything happen. The moss started receding first and then at the 1 month point the grass went very green, lush and went into growing overdrive. I cut my neighbours grass for him and the difference is like night and day. I cut both lawns at the same time and his hardly needed doing yesterday, mine was very tall.
Pretty impressed with this stuff, the grass has never looked better.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:04 AM   #1215
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Water it? That's what I am doing after overseeing it a couple of weeks ago.
its 1 acre, itd take a week to water all of it. luckily its rained loads and ive managed to feed it too just before. So its gone back to its green old self
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Looks like mine is going down the same road, just a week or two behind. Being further North, growth has been checked with the bitterly cold weather.

I think/am sure the moss is receding, but it's easy to convince yourself sometimes, with these'miracle' products.....
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Just a follow up on the Mo Bacter... it took a few weeks after application to see anything happen. The moss started receding first and then at the 1 month point the grass went very green, lush and went into growing overdrive. I cut my neighbours grass for him and the difference is like night and day. I cut both lawns at the same time and his hardly needed doing yesterday, mine was very tall.
Pretty impressed with this stuff, the grass has never looked better.
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Looks like mine is going down the same road, just a week or two behind. Being further North, growth has been checked with the bitterly cold weather.

I think/am sure the moss is receding, but it's easy to convince yourself sometimes, with these'miracle' products.....
Thatís good to know, I held back with my application until I could see some initial grass growth. Itís been three weeks now but it was such a dry April, and now cold May , that the grass isnít exactly growing fast. There are the first signs of the moss going brownish (rather than black with other products) and the grass is greener. I would t say itís as dramatic a product as the major brands you see at stores/garden centres but itís probably going to work for quite a few months rather than just a few weeks.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:11 PM   #1218
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I might have used a little more product than recommended. There was a couple of kilos left in the bag so threw it down.
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Looks like there are a few of us in the same boat, overseeding and then dogged by the cold weather - grrrrr
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Is anyone else doing the "no mow May"? I've cut the back and had it scarified and then seaweed treated - Doesn't look much different yet.

But I've not cut the front lawn at all. Not much to report apart from daisy's and a few wild grasses to identify.

I hope the bee's like it....
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