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Old Monday 27th April 2009, 21:29
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lawn issues

right, i have neglected what was bad turf in the begining as it is full of tufts, i havent looked after it properly since i lay the lawn down about 5 years ago, but because i let it grow over winter and cut it about 2 mths ago its a bit...dead! was full of moss and dead patches, i have put evergreen complete down and water it every night, if it hasnt rained, and i have "threw" grass seed down and alot of it is definately taking as can see the new shoots, but some areas are not playing ball, advice would be brilliant, want to save this lawn if i can rather than put another down

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the green bits are more green than they look
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Old Tuesday 28th April 2009, 03:51
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After a particularly miserable winter my lawn had the appearance is a desert (there was loads of sand that the snow plows had deposited).
Spent hours on the tractor going up and down with the blades as low as they could go scalping the lawn and vacuuming up the sand (and destroying one sprinkler head)
Certainly looked terrible but a couple of applications of 15-15-15 and Jerry Barker's spring tonic and what with all the rain we have had recently its beginning to look good.
Still have to re-seed some parts that got mold.
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Old Tuesday 28th April 2009, 15:26
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I would reseed the bare patches.
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Old Tuesday 28th April 2009, 15:55
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I'd dig out the coarse grass first Dawn, it looks like couch? Then reseed with the lawn grass.
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Old Wednesday 11th November 2009, 10:25
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Artificial grass

Hi. We had this problem. It was pointless having this kind of surface. Have you ever considered artificial grass? We looked into it. It was mind boggling at first looking through all the sites and ordering free samples. We chose everlawn pearl which has a beige thatch and we thought this one was the most realistic although it was hard to choose between their three best sellers. Why not check out the site and get free samples. We are really glad we did. No more watering or cutting, bald patches etc. We have just got back from Florida and artificial grass is very popular there. It was amazing to get back home and the lawn looks like it has just been cut and looks really healthy.

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Old Wednesday 11th November 2009, 13:37
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How awful, artificial grass, I hope it never becomes popular here. What about wildlife, particularly Blackbirds who love to forage for worms. What about that gorgeous fragrance you get when you mow the lawn, especially that first cut in Spring, beautiful. Could not think of anything worse, artificial grass, whatever next!!!!!
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Old Wednesday 11th November 2009, 15:41
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How bizarre to recommend artificial grass on a gardening forum.
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