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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Lawn seeding Reply with quote

Hello all,

my inpatient wife has gone ahead and seeded a patch of soil last weekend Evil or Very Mad - despite all the advice I have got about it being too earlt at this time of year.

My question is will this survive the cold weather and start to grow when the temperature increases (hopefully in the comming weeks) ?

Or will I have to reseed later?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that spring and autumn are the best times to do t so hopefully u should be ok, hope you have better luck than we did last year, front garden too dark so we have a lawn of moss despite countless attempts and back garden, too shaded and acidic nothing at all grows on what should be a lawn. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if soil is too acidic then you should sow the seed of Bent grasses which thrive in acidic soils.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Lawn seeding Reply with quote

Because of the mix of seed combined with the cold sowing time I would expect a patchy result.
No doubt, a few annual weeds will germinate along with the grass seed, these weeds are nothing to worry about and will be cut out over a few mowings. If you wish, you can hand weed these invaders to prevent them going on to flower, and then seed. You should have no major problem with perennial weeds (docks, thistles etc) if you have followed the spraying and fallowing rules mentioned in the article I have linked below.....
How to sow a lawn from grass seed in Ireland-Lawn Hints/Tips

I forsee a bit of overseeding to be carried out by your wife or yourself julesDUB.
Overseeding shown here....... Spring Lawncare, How-to Video

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

our problem is my partners mum planted lelandi (probably spelt wrong) years ago and they continually drop needles and we think probably shade the area too much as literally nothing grows right up close to them. Sad Would the bent grass mind this?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks - I guess I'll have to wait and see.

this is a new area of top soil with nothing growing at the moment - what was put down was a seed/fertilizer mix that was further mixed in with some peat moss.

Last year I sucessfully regrew the entire back lawn - it had been trashed during som,e building work

It's not exactly crown bowles standard but that's fine with me - I really just want a kid safe area

I'll get some pictures of the progress if any

thanks for the advice
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