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13-02-2020, 14:29   #286
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Yeah will overseed. Soil will be quiet bare when it's done. Have bought couple of bags of iron sulphate too which I plan on putting on garden week or two before I scarify properly. It's going to be time consuming enough job but will be worth it. I normally put a feed around may
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Fired some grass seed over the area and did nothing else other than water.
would you recommend this approach for a larger lawn?
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Yeah will overseed. Soil will be quiet bare when it's done. Have bought couple of bags of iron sulphate too which I plan on putting on garden week or two before I scarify properly. It's going to be time consuming enough job but will be worth it. I normally put a feed around may
Is Iron sulphate available in pellet format (Like some fertilizer)
Whats peoples thoughts on using lime - I believe that will kill moss also, in advance of any scarifying work
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Haven't seen it in pellet form tbh. I buy it in 25kg bags. It's a fine powder. I spread it then with a drop spreader. I don't really like using it tbh as it stains tarmac so I'm always paranoid some will spill or blow off to the surrounding tarmac. There's another product called mo bacter which eliminates moss but it's very expensive to use on larger gardens.
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would you recommend this approach for a larger lawn?
I was using some old grass seed I had so wasn't terribly bothered by the results.
If I was doing w full lawn and it was very bare I would probably scarify to create a seed bed and then cover any large bare areas with a topsoil and sand mix.
Tbh the most important thing is to not let the seeds dry out, the birds won't eat that much!
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I can't imagine when I will be able to get the lawnmower out this year.

I was on my gardens a few times recently patching up a perimeter fence which is in need of repair, and they are sodden. Holding so much water.
And with supposedly a months rain to come this weekend, they will be a lot worse.

Will we ever get enough dry and warm weather to dry them out properly?
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I can't imagine when I will be able to get the lawnmower out this year.

I was on my gardens a few times recently patching up a perimeter fence which is in need of repair, and they are sodden. Holding so much water.
And with supposedly a months rain to come this weekend, they will be a lot worse.

Will we ever get enough dry and warm weather to dry them out properly?
I was up and in the garden before 8am this morning collecting the last of the moss and thatch that I raked up last weekend.
Glad I did as there are several swimming pools out there!
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I have 2 sections to my rear garden, they are on different levels.

Usually the upper level would have been my better quality grass, with the lower level more marshy due to the fact that it is the low point between the surrounding neighbours gardens and a field out back.

The bottom is a disaster this winter. It is very boggy and wet.
However, I walked through the upper bit yesterday and the soil is physically shifting under my feet, it is like walking on hard gel, best way I can describe it.

Has been a terribly wet winter, and they seem to be more common these last few years. I really need a good spring/summer this year.
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Would you consider building a soakaway pit at the lowest end to dry the grass out?

Good bit of work mind you, but not difficult.
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Would you consider building a soakaway pit at the lowest end to dry the grass out?

Good bit of work mind you, but not difficult.
What's involved?
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What's involved?
plenty of digging!
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plenty of digging!
Pretty much this
And lots of stone !

If you google french drains it will give you an idea
Basically dig channels in lawn (fill them with stone and maybe drainage pipe depending on size of lawn/length of channels )that flow towards the stone filled soak pit
If it’s a small lawn you could do it yourself
If it’s a bigger area then hire a mini digger /man with mini digger

Overall not very costly really if you think it’s going to be worth it
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24-02-2020, 20:18   #298
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Crows ripping my lawn apart last few days. All this rain must be driving worms to the surface. Hairy Japanese bast@rds!
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