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aine
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: 2 questions bout my lawn Reply with quote

i have avery big lawn...
when will i fertilise the lawn?.... and what product would you recommend. when the ground dries up i can get my husband to get the quad bike and sprayer and do it.

also, ca herd of ows broke out of farm and ran all over lawn after xmas, there are so many holes in it now as a result of their hooves...i was thinking of filling the holes, and then getting the rolling machine from the farm to roll the lawn...would that help it?

if so, should i fertilise first and then roll it or vice versa
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it is a very big lawn, do not manure it. Mulch the trimmings into the lawn and that acts a s a fertilizer. if you feed then you are growing more grass to be cut more often. I have not gathered the grass off my lawn for over 40 years and have not added any fertiliser. it still looks green and smells well after mowing in the summer. Got the first mowing of the year done to-day.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi michael i had been wondering if it was too early to cut the lawn but you cut yours?? what height should i cut first at. got my first proper mower so i now actually know the height settings Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one school of thought says you should cut your lawn all year round even in mid winter. The other school says cut when it is higher than 2-3 inches. The first cutting each Spring is the hardest task as the grass has become tough and long. Do not cut too low for the initial cut but as the summer sets in lower the cutting height.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks michael, great advice as usual!!

never heard of leaving the grass clippings on the lawn, i'll report back when i do it

thanks
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