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mike ryan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: new lawn Reply with quote

is it too late in the year to sow a new lawn
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the cold Weather settling in earlier and Weather predictions not favourable I'd put off any plans for a new lawn.September is usually the last Month for that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dave. Would laying sod survive the cold weather do you think.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,it would be the preferred option because the Grass is already Established,just make sure the area is raked and loosened up and try to get it laid sooner rather than later,it would also help to lay Timber Planks across the laid areas to prevent walking on it until your completely finished,then you can spread Autumn Fertilizer on it. Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
i have often sown grass seed in october and early november usually with great success
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've no doubt you have provided the Weather is in your favour and you have adequate heat-rain-sunshine,I have on several occasions mowed my lawn on Christmas Week,I have returned to Work(before I retired)Bronzed all over after taking a Winter Week Holiday and spent it in the Garden,thats the freakiness of the Irish Weather and if last years Winter is anything to go by those times are long gone.
Being the pessimist that I am and always will be I do like to be proven wrong but sadly that does not happen often enough for me to become an optimist.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS.Its lashing rain with gale force winds in the N/W at the moment,on Tuesday Morning the Car windscreen was Iced over,no selfrespecting Grass seed would want to germinate in those conditions.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

was wondering is there such a thing as slow growing lawn seed suitable for irish gardens. And also is it too early yet to set seed.

regards and thank you
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spring is the 2nd best time after late Summer/early Autumn to sow Seed, having said that if you have to prepare the Ground prior to Seeding this is the time to do so giving you a Week or two which brings you into April {my preferred time to Sow, others may have their own ideas }.
You can purchase "Amenity Lawn Mixture",This mixture contains no Perennial Ryegrass thus making it slow growing but it will still produce a hard wearing quality Lawn.The usual recommended spread is 17/35 grams per sq Metre and the lowest cutting Hgt recommended is 10mm.
Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi dave.

thank you for you quick and accurate responce. sorry for annoying you but where could i get this lawn seed, the gereral hardwares dont seem to know anything about this.

kind regards
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need to apologize,Any good Gardening Centre will be able to help,if your still having problems get back onto me.

Cheers, Dave.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onlystarting wrote:
hi,

was wondering is there such a thing as slow growing lawn seed suitable for irish gardens. And also is it too early yet to set seed.

regards and thank you


Yep, there is.

It's not actually "slow growing" but the grass spreads sideways instead of up.

Contact Powers in Grange, Co. Limerick.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good but slow-growing lawn grass mixtures are made up of 5 parts Creeping Red Fescue, 3 Parts Sheeps Fescue and 2 parts Browntop or Bent grass at the rate of half ounce per square yard. These may have to be bought separately .All or most of the rye grasses are bred for rapid growth and not always the greenest.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great posts.
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