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To Feed or not to Feed

HI I have a new lawn laid around 2 months ago, before putting it down will did all prep work to give the lawn the best chance, (this was turf  ) we even spread chicken pellets on the top soil to help,the grass. now the grass has had two/three cuts would it be advisable to use, a lawn feed?? as there seems to be the odd tiny bare patch, the grass is otherwise  healthy, my son seems to think i should take the lawn cutting down a bit on the mower, but I'm not sure about that. any Ideas my flora friends


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,007

    I wouldn't feed it again if it had chicken manure pellets when it was laid 2 months ago ... any feed will make lush growth which could be damaged by frost. 

    Also I wouldn't lower your cutter bar at this time of year ... I never have mine lower than 'medium' and lawns should be cut 'longer' in the winter anyway.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    I'd agree with Dove. You've given it a greatstart, and generally, it's recommended not to feed a new lawn until about six months after laying or sowing. 

    I'd leave till spring now. image

    Agree about the length of cut too - if it gets scalped at this time of year, it's less likely to grow well enough, and it's easier for weeds and moss to make inroads as the grass has then been weakened. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • thank you both

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