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our lawn is really patchy when can i put some grass seed down? can i put some down in march so it will be grown for the summer ? and how do i sow the grass seed ?



I would use a grass rake to think out any dead growth, then air the soil with a fork now and do this every couple of weeks till the start of March. In March I would hand sow grass seed by scattering it over the affected area, then hosing the area down lightly with water afterwards.

I did that last year and it looked bare for a while, but by May I could not tell what area I had sown.

10 Feb, 2011


many thanks for that look forward to trying it! fingers crossed

10 Feb, 2011


Also look for the cause of the dead patches. If drainage is a problem, best to fix that before you sow. If there is too much shade, choose a shade tolerant grass to grow.

10 Feb, 2011


and be gentle cutting the new grass to harshly . i used to cut mine with scissers but it was small . theres a big head sculpture and loads of great plants and well overstocked lol . some could say jungle like . its not a garden you can easily walk through realy . if you got to use a mower cut it long the first couple of times .

11 Feb, 2011

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