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redgrass
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: help for new lawn Reply with quote

hi all just a few questions for those in the know .. i set a new lawn a few weeks ago a lot of work went into same . The soil is not the best very clayey but added some brown gold into same ..set seed about 5-6 weeks ago ..gave first cut yesterday ..still some patches in lawn with seed that still didnt take ..what advice would you give and will i add more seed and can i add anything to improve the soil to help the grass (general purpose seed) lawn is 11m by 7 m also when will i cut again ..thanks in advance for all advice .....redgrass
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BlackBird
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the soil is quite cold and clayey and drains slowly some of the seed can rot upon germination. Or it could be that you missed a patch when seeding or your seeding rate was too low. It might be a good idea to scratch the bare areas lightly with a spring rake then mix some grass seed with some soil and scatter it over the bare areas. you could then give this a light roll.
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Dr. Sunny Thomson
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be cutting about once a week on a new lawn although the cutting season will be coming to an end as we go deeper into autumn. Dont forget to raise your lawnmower cut in the overseeded areas to prevent seed being sucked up. no need to hover your lawn. Laughing
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