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Grass killed by mattress?

I left an old mattress on the lawn. I didn't remove it for about a month, by which time the grass was brown with something resembling white shoots emerging from the ground. I'm not sure if it's dead or not.

Is there some way I can get it back to healthy green grass?

I attach a picture of whatever is growing in that patch. It's only in that patch, nowhere else on the lawn.

My knowledge of gardening is close to zero so please don't assume any knowledge on my part.

Many thanks to anybody who can help.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    may not be dead after a month, just resting. you've done the most important thing, air, light and water can now get to it. If it still looks rough after winter scatter some grass seed

  • nutcutlet says:

    may not be dead after a month, just resting. you've done the most important thing, air, light and water can now get to it. If it still looks rough after winter scatter some grass seed

    See original post

     Thank you. Patience needed.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,349

    Your grass has been starved of light and water so it couldn't photosynthesise (remember those school biology lessons where leaves turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into chlorophyll, sugars and oxygen  image)   ... now it has access to both there's a good chance it may recover ... keep children/pets/adults off it over winter or it'll just turn to mud, and cross your fingers.  

    |f it hasn't shown signs of recovery by April let us know and we'll give you instructions for preparing and re-seeding the patch.  

    The white straggly bits are likely to be germinated weed seeds trying to grow.  Just pull them out.  

    Fingers crossed for you image

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







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,349

    Snap! Nut image

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







  • Dovefromabove says:

    Your grass has been starved of light and water so it couldn't photosynthesise (remember those school biology lessons where leaves turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into chlorophyll, sugars and oxygen  image)   ... now it has access to both there's a good chance it may recover ... keep children/pets/adults off it over winter or it'll just turn to mud, and cross your fingers.  

    |f it hasn't shown signs of recovery by April let us know and we'll give you instructions for preparing and re-seeding the patch.  

    The white straggly bits are likely to be germinated weed seeds trying to grow.  Just pull them out.  

    Fingers crossed for you image

    See original post

     Yes, I do remember that. It wasn't painful then, but it is now.

    I'll pull out the weeds as you say and wait a few months to see if it recovers.

    Many thanks for your help.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    great minds Dove image

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