Problem in my lawn ?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Stoyer, 23 Oct 2012.

  1. Stoyer

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    Hello all,

    Please could someone tell me what is going on here. Do you think I can save it or is it too late ?

    My neighbour seem to think I have spread it around the lawn via the roller on the mower ?

    Any advice would be helpful - thanks.

    Stoyer

     
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    It is dog lichen and growing prolifically due to the poor drainage and over compaction of your garden. The compaction is made worse by the fact you cut it with a roller although this is not responsible merely a factor.

    You need to consider either a proper drainage system which will be very expensive or as a first step try hollow core aeration. Then brush grit sand into the cores and top dress with it too.

    There is no point killing the lichen which any moss killer will do unless you sort out the drainage.

    Fungus' lichens and algaes have been extra ferocious this year as its been so wet and warm.
     
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    Thank you for your advice,

    My lawn is surrounded by conifers/leylandii - Sadly my better half likes the privacy and is against me cutting them down.

    i will have a go at the hollow core aeration, certainly wouldn't do any harm.

    Thanks
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    its a problem indicative of a very unhealthy lawn.

    In the spring try aerating feeding and cutting it much higher for a year.
     
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    Will do, cheers.

    It is not normally cut so low - I forgot to alter the setting after using the scarifier for collecting leaves etc..
     
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