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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: soggy lawn Reply with quote

I have a very poor quality soggy lawn, there is moss growing under the grass and it gets very wet when it rains. The grass is also very spikey.... not great to sit on!!!

Any suggestions what i can do to improve it?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the garden with a newly built house?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The house is 10 yrs old, but there is a little river at the bottom of the field behind the house.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

moss in a lawn is normal due to
poor drainage
compaction of soil
Lack of light

Lawn Care and Maintenance
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about243.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lawn is in shadow from the house for a lot of the day, which i cant do anything about, but could i do something to improve the drainage?
Thank you so much for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old but great thread on the subect here loostep....... Advice on lawn currently in bad, wet condition?

Or if you can't get around the wetness, then why not play to your strengths........ A novel solution to a perennial damp spot.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this, i think i will try out the drainage test, if you walk on the grass at the minute it just turns to mud under your feet, the grass is suffering.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not an expert but if you have a stream running at the bottom of the garden why not run some land drains down to it
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