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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Discoloured patchy grass Reply with quote

Can anyone advise on how to solve my problem with my lawn please!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/patch-magic-lawn-repair-kit--miracle-gro/patch_magicpd.aspx

I have no experience of this but have seen in shops
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, the shapes are so unnatural looking........ could you have builders' rubble underneath ? Did you dig the soil properly before planting grass seed ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has there been something sitting or put on the grass (such as that wooden plank and white board) ? It seems to have a pattern...I keep squinting to see if it's a message)

If you get a fork and did it into the ground on both areas (dark and light) then you might feel one is stonier that the other .

Did you put drainage into the ground? check one part isn't wetter than the other...

I'd be tempted to think it's aliens progressing from crop circles and onto domestic lawns Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions, i will inspect further!! The only product i have used lately has been evergreen complete 4 in 1, maybe i didn't spread it properly and it may tie in with the fact of light and dark green patch's? But i must say not a weed to be seen!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering...did you put the 4 in 1 onto the grass with one of those roller machines or did you throw it on by hand?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever use a weed and feed preperstion and apply it unevenly? i did and got a similar, but not as pronounced, result where some of the grass was different colour
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i applied it by hand about 3 or 4 weeks ago. the light coloured patches are growing very slowly, dying even. would you suggest putting down more seed rather than more fertiliser etc...?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oconnorcarroll wrote:
i applied it by hand about 3 or 4 weeks ago. the light coloured patches are growing very slowly, dying even. would you suggest putting down more seed rather than more fertiliser etc...?
i do not know that sorry - . suggest you email the company and ask their advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Discoloured patchy grass Reply with quote

Looks like uneven fertiliser application to me oconnorcarroll.
Not a big concern.
I would wait a week or two to allow the growth and colouration rates settle back a bit, then I would reapply a summer lawn fertiliser but evenly this time.
Firstly work out the weight of feed required for your size of lawn, then divide the grass feed into 2 lots and spread half the feed whilst walking up and down the lawn, with the other half being spread whilst walking left and right across the lawn.
If you feel the quantity of feed seems so small that you will have it cast out in a second, leaving you with none by the time you reach halfway down the lawn, then I suggest you mix it with some plain dry peat before casting it out.
This will act as a bulking agent.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's what I call good advice.... It'll be lush and consistently green in no time Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your suggestion, will give that a go, can you recommend a good quality summer fertiliser please.
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