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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Patchy lawn , where i did mistake Reply with quote

Hi
I need a bit of advice, Lawn was full of moss, and weeds. 2 months ago i spread iron of sulfide for moss and kill all weeds.
After few weeks i scarify a lawn, overseed and topdressed by mix of lawn sand and soil.
I spread 12-5-5 fertilizer week after topdressing.
Now the lawn looks bad. A lot of yellow patches. Where i did mistake ? any ideas how to recover it quite fast ?



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10-10-20 fertiliser will probably do the job at the expense of having to cut the lawn more often so use it sparingly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't automatically take my word for it but I think I've read somewhere that, for moss, letting your grass grow longer for a while will stunt its growth so you might try that. Sulphate of iron has done a lot of good on our lawn so I think you're on the right track there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong grass type cutting too tight looks like deck not level if ride on check tyre pressures if push mower check wheel setting and raise it. Kill moss in Autumn when its growing if persistant you have drainage problem and shade problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Problem sorted. I spend few days to watering lawn. I add bit of 12-2-4 fertilizer one more time. Now looks great !
Conclusion : Job done in too dry weather. Not enough fertilizer, soil was to dry to start germination after overseeding.
Next top-dressing will be done with compost to "keep" more moisture.


Thanks for help.



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Wrong grass type cutting too tight looks like deck not level if ride on check tyre pressures if push mower check wheel setting and raise it. Kill moss in Autumn when its growing if persistant you have drainage problem and shade problem.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fall is a great time to thicken up patchy areas of your lawn, so you'll have thick, healthy grass in the spring. Start by aerating compacted soil, then spread seed and topsoil.
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