Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Lawns and grass care

New lawn this year


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
navarone
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: New lawn this year Reply with quote

Hi - in early May i planted the seed in my new garden - but it is not turning out as well as i expected. After putting the seed down it rained quite heavy for a couple of weeks which washed away some soil (and seed as well) causing some parts to be quite uneven underfoot.
Now in october while some of grass has come up nicely, other parts are a bit bare and it now seems to be getting very yellow in patches - i was expecting it to green up at this time of year. some questions i have are:
Is the lawn too young to put a feed on it now? I have been told to wait until it has been down a year or so.
Will some of the barer patches eventually fill in like people keep telling me?
Would rolling the lawn at this stage even up the underfoot surface or would it damage the grass that's already there.
I'm very new to this gardening life so any advice appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
leo longtail
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 05 Nov 2006
Posts: 9
Location: Belfast

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the lawn is to young to put a feed on. You could have raked in some growmore ect 3-4 days before seeding. The barer patches will green up but not with the grass you want, but invading grass. I
f you sow new seed you should gently rake the seed in to the soil with a garden rake to keep it warm. Do not roll your lawn, it will compact it, the best way is healing it in with your feet. This should be done before you sow the seed.
You could put some new peat /soil or compost in the patches heeled in, then reseed and rake over on the patches. You could take a chance and put on a very small bit of growmore
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Lawns and grass care All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)