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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember there's a book by Dale Carnegie called How to Make Friends and Influence People.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh God, this could go on & on. You're right Greengage - relax, same applies to me I guess. My garden, Tegwax, WILL be properly prepared, just not overnight. Thanks for coming out to inspect it though, you must've done since you know it so well. Now, if you don't mind I'm busy working on my Himalaya / Exotic World Weeds show garden entry for Bloom 2015.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw the Dale Carnegie post, ok then I'll check it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was my post ragrex is referring to entitled new lawn care a couple of threads down. I'm not comparing my experience to yours and certainly don't want to jump into a row! I had to redo my lawn due to poor prep by the hired help. My lawn is now looking great with a lovely thick turf. It has developed a bit of a weed problem but nothing that can't be dealt with easily. Good luck with yours. I've decided to relax a bit with mine as I'm never gonna have it as perfect as id like due to climate, surrounding area and other priorities. After all grass ain't the most important thing in life!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you are Bob Marley!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post jdquinn, glad to hear your lawn is now good. The row, I hope has blown over, but I've disguised my avatar just in case. I think the hard graft of getting the site prepared as best I could made me a tad touchy. Anyway, I laid the turves just over a week ago (was delayed by that one stormy week we had) and so far so good, I'm keeping the lawn well watered. Now, my next project is building a new 10x8 garden shed, just better be careful not to ruffle anyone's feathers on some woodworking forum! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawn coming on nicely....


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great! Well done.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, the garden's getting there bit by bit!

While I'm at it, if anyone has advice as to whether I should fertilise / feed now - the turves have been laid for 6 weeks and are firmly rooted and I applied starter fertiliser prior to laying them . Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would follow the recommendations of the turf supplier. There is no point over-fertilising - it's a waste of resources, contributes to groundwater pollution through run-off and may harm the soil-dwelling critters that will ultimately maintain a healthy environment - if you treat them well.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Good Guy, will contact the supplier and see what he says; I'd be more than happy to hold off on fertilising though for the reasons you mentioned.
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