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Evergreen 4 in 1 - Black Grass

Hello all,

This is my first post and I do not pretend to know too much about gardening so please be kind, however I fear I may have made a big mistake!

I had some brown grass , weeds and moss within my lawn so thought I would give it some TLC. So purchased some Evergreen 4 in 1 to kill the offending items and give the lawn a nice green colour.

However, I fear I have applied too much of the product as although I was expecting parts of the lawn where the moss and weeds are to turn black (as stated on the back of the box) I wasn't expecting it to go as black as it has. With all the hot weather we have had lately parts the black have turned white - I expect this is where I have applied too much.

I have watered thoroughly since applying the product in the hope to water the solution down.

I have raked where the black sections are and a lot of thatch and moss was removed - I doubt the previous owners of the house did any work to the lawn at all.

So this is what I have been left with.......

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what would be the best course of action now?  will this recover with watering? or a reseed?

any help would be greatly appreciated

Last edited: 10 July 2017 09:06:03

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323

    Hi Paintmeawish image

    I'm not getting photos from those links ... try clicking on the camera icon and following the instructions from there.  If they don't upload try reducing the size. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,115

    A familiar tale of woe with this product unfortunately. A quick scan and you will see several recent identical threads and a more detailed search of the forum will show an awful lot more!

    With these very hot and dry conditions any remedial work will be quite a challenge. I'd be tempted to give it a good hard rake and then pretty much leave it till mid-September. By then you will have seen what has recovered and what has not and it will be a better time to re-seed where required.

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    Hopefully this works

  • haha its upside down but you get the idea ;-)

  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,115

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    There you go. Keep watering it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323

    Hurrah!  

    That's really not too bad at all ... we've seen much worse image

    As Dave says, keep watering it ... and don't cut it too short  ... the roots need protection from this hot sun ... keep the mower on a middle setting.  It'll be fine in a few weeks' time image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • I do hope your right 

    if it does not improve what would you recommend? 

  • Dovefromabove says:

    Hurrah!  

    That's really not too bad at all ... we've seen much worse image

    As Dave says, keep watering it ... and don't cut it too short  ... the roots need protection from this hot sun ... keep the mower on a middle setting.  It'll be fine in a few weeks' time image

    See original post
    Really? I thought this was pretty bad! Well this makes me feel slightly better
    I shall mow the lawn in a couple of days and continue to water it every evening if no rain is forecast

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,323

    Mine looked a lot worse than that after I scarified  and treated it last year  image  It soon picked up ...image

    Grass is tricky especially in hot  summers ... look at the criticism the Wimbledon groundsmen are getting this year image 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,187

    OH was reading out an article about the Wimbledon groundsman this lunchtime. It's an amazing scientific enterprise with constant testing and adjusting and still the players complain every year!

    The head groundsman was saying that he woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago thinking that all the baselines had worn out before the tournament had even started and it took him a while to realise that it was only a bad dream.

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