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Old 25-03-2021, 08:34 PM   #1201
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Thanks for the heads up taxboy. It rained last night but I'll give it another wetting now. 👍🏻
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Old 25-03-2021, 08:44 PM   #1202
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I've just done my lawn with this stuff too - dogs didnt like the new smell!! Cant make my mind up if it smells of dog food or manure!!!!!!!
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Old 25-03-2021, 09:30 PM   #1203
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I've just done my lawn with this stuff too - dogs didnt like the new smell!! Cant make my mind up if it smells of dog food or manure!!!!!!!
It is a bit whiffy but works reasonably well

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Old 30-03-2021, 11:37 PM   #1204
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I got my order today.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:11 AM   #1205
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I've just re seeded my lawn with about 2kg of seed.
I've got quite a small lawn so hoping for a thicker fuller lawn this year.
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:56 PM   #1206
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Spring update for mine....

Posted previously about the base remediation here:
https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/for...postcount=1175

As it was seeded late in the year, I wasn't expecting much over winter but it did pretty well considering how wet the weather was. Where before there would be puddles for weeks, it was really encouraging to see puddles disappearing and not lingering. Still a couple of soggy spots but fundamentally better than it's ever been.

A shed was deployed January-ish so the grass got a bit bashed and after a couple of days, it was evident we'd benefit from a path. Decided to use 4x4s and the same stones as elsewhere to tie it together so the last couple of weeks have been digging out, setting posts, humping stones around etc, giving the grass another beating.

As I was digging out the path, it was evident that the top foot or so of dirt is actually turning into pretty decent, friable, soil, with the layer underneath where I was digging down for the posts, still being the claggy clay. So I took that dig out, screened it for the bigger stones and clay chunks and then used that, mixed with a little seed to do some levelling and repair on the parts that got beaten up with the shed and path install.

So it's a little patchy, more levelling to be done when I can get to Wickes for their excellent screened topsoil, no moss, no weeds, so all in, pretty pleased and seeing some great growth the last week or so. Will probably leave it a month before starting to cut, just to keep the stress off it.
Birds are driving me mental going for the seed, hence the fleece strips and windmills.

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Old 17-04-2021, 07:42 PM   #1207
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Realisation dawned today that my lawn wasn't looking any better. Closer inspection and some googling confirmed my lawn is infested with leather jackets and they are having a feast

Bought some nemotodes today , planning of scarifying, aerating applying the little critters, wait 2 weeks then reseed. Hopefully I can rescue it before summer gets here - anyone else suffered with this?

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Old 17-04-2021, 08:13 PM   #1208
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My lawn is looking pretty good. I scarified it about 2 weeks ago but had no rain since then, a little snow and bloody sun mostly, go figure!

No rain forecasted for another 2 weeks either so I dont know what to do. Luckily still green but Ive not had chance to feed it either!
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Old 19-04-2021, 08:34 AM   #1209
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My lawn is looking pretty good. I scarified it about 2 weeks ago but had no rain since then, a little snow and bloody sun mostly, go figure!

No rain forecasted for another 2 weeks either so I dont know what to do. Luckily still green but Ive not had chance to feed it either!
Water it? That's what I am doing after overseeing it a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 19-04-2021, 09:37 AM   #1210
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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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