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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Lawn seeding failed Reply with quote

Last year I seeded a new section of lawn, it started off well but unfortunately sections of the lawn started dyeing. This has now left the lawn very light in areas, is there any way of thickening up the lawn without starting again. The section of lawn is shaded and unfortunatly their is not much i can do about this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was drainage like at the time of sowing ?

What was done for ground preparation ?

there is a slection of seeds specific for shaded lawns .

When did you sow the lawn ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was drainage like at the time of sowing?
90% of the drainage was good, there was a section which became waterlogged but that was only a corner of the lawn.

What was done for ground preparation?
Initially the ground was over grown with weeds and covered in parts with gravel; I pulled all weeds and raked all gravel off the top of the area. I took a rake and fork and broke up the ground, than I covered the ground with top soil, I spent some picking stones and levelling the top soil, than I seeded the area and covered with soil.

There is a selection of seeds specific for shaded lawns.
Unfortunately I used a seed from B&Q, where can I get the seed for shaded lawns?

When did you sow the lawn?
August

The lawn area is very light is there any way of reseeding it without killing off the grass which has lasted?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: TO purchase shade seed Reply with quote

chcek out any good garden center . you should see the luxury lawn, the heavy use, and the shade lawn seeds packaged separatly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In march april, rake up the ground where the grass has died. purchase a lawn sees that matches closely to what you already have. and reseed.

you can reseed each year by mixing in new grass seeds into areas where the lawn has failed. dig out the patch and re-seed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Methods of overseeding existing lawns shown in these two videos... Spring Lawncare, How-to Video
You can overseed with a specially selected shade seed mix as mentioned by Michael196.
Or you can go with the flow and work with the shade rather than fight against it, see here........ A novel solution to that damp and shaded area of lawn

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