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Restore my lawn

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Jupiter01, 4 Oct 2018.

  1. Jupiter01

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    Hi,

    I laid my turf around 5 months ago and as expected, it looked splendid. It settled in I feel as we had plenty of rain for a period.

    However, with the prolonged hot weather, it's looking very tired and brown in places. Is there a easy fix for this or do I just need to wait for more rain? I can't get the stripes, for some reason, the lawnmover inst collecting the grass like it was before and its getting a bit depressing...

    Should I be piercing it with a fork in places, do I need to spread some feed, etc. When should I be doing this?

    I've added the earlier and current pictures.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    Plenty of water and a good feed will sort it out.

    Andy
     
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  3. Jupiter01

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    Do you recommend a particular feed and should I spread it out just before rain?
     
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    and make sure the mower blades are sharp
     
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    At this time of year you need one that is for autumn use, that will have a lower nitrogen content. In the link Andy gave one has NPK rations of 12 / 2 / 4 and another has NPK rations of 3 / 1 / 3. The latter is what I would use.

    Nitrogen encourages growth of the grass blades so in spring / summer you want a higher nitrogen content for plenty of growth. In autumn you don't want the blades to grow so much but you do want to encourage root growth, so you want a lower %age of nitrogen.

    Depends on the product. Some say to spread on dry grass (so the granules drop to the ground rather than sticking to grass blades) and water in if does not rain in a few days, some say there is no need to water in and some are dissolved in water and spread that way.
     
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    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.
     
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