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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: New Lawn Weeds Prob... Reply with quote

Hi Guys, only after sowing a new Lawn some weeks back, and it now seems to be covered in weeds (see pics) any help from you guys, as i do not know what to do. Would weed&feed be any good, or can it be done yet, as its only sown some weeks back.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are annual weeds and will vanish once you start cutting, so don't worry !
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my lawn was sown 6 weeks ago and is EXACTLY the same i even think its the same weed Cool i was given the same advice here and elsewhere so hopefully. im giving first cut in morning. there are 8 settings on mower do i have to use the very lowest one or should i go one or two down???
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are annual weeds (shepherds Purse I think) and first mowing will get rid of them. Put mower at high setting to allow grass to grow.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Guys, for the response
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks I am about to sow a lawn and I am a bit worried about the above happening to me too.

Now I have just put in drainage channels a month or so ago and cultivated the lawn yesterday after killing all the old growth on it.

Going to rake it and level it this evening (already have 3 barrows of stones and sticks removed from it)

Should I leave a fallow period of a few weeks to allow weeds to grow, then zap the weeds and a week or so later plant the grass seed?

My fear is that with the current very dry weather, my garden will dry out aggressively and when it comes time to sow the seeds the earth will be too dry and the grass will be very slow to grow??

Any advice?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Should I leave a fallow period of a few weeks to allow weeds to grow, then zap the weeds and a week or so later plant the grass seed?



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
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Should I leave a fallow period of a few weeks to allow weeds to grow, then zap the weeds and a week or so later plant the grass seed?



Best practice always.


Thanks James,

Do you think there will be any issue with the soil becoming very dry and hard over 3 weeks of good weather?

If the weather remains dry should I water the bare soil to keep it some way moist?

After the 3 weeks if the ground is a bit tough how should I prepare if for seeding. Would a vigorous raking do it?
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