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Grass lawn dying

we recently had painters at our home who cleaned there paint brushes on the grass  grass imageimageimageimagehas now died and only bare soil

plus some of my plants are dying  is this due to them cleaning there paint brushes  what can I do As my lawn and garden looks awful 

as pictures above show any help  we live in Kapiti Wellington nz 

Last edited: 03 February 2018 19:59:19

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,184

    Looks to me to much damage by someone washing paint brushs unless they was throwing the waste all over the garden image.  It looks more like weather conditions ( drought ) or unless you fell out with the neighbour and they spread weedkiller ? If it is the painters and they have used thinners to clean the brush it could of cause serous damage to the microorganisms in the soil, it might take a while to get a lawn growing again, most paints are water based now and I clean my brushes with water, I cant see very diluted paint waste water doing that much damage.   I would rake off the dead grass and top dress with top soil and seed. 

    Last edited: 03 February 2018 22:10:46

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    when they first washed paint brushes grass went like grey hay then died

    do u think it’s same problem with n garden in plants ie drought as it we have heaps ground cover to keep moisture in  would u recommend taking dead plants out and tidying soil and then replant

  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 376
    Perki says:

    ......It looks more like weather conditions ( drought ) .......  I would rake off the dead grass and top dress with top soil and seed. 

    Last edited: 03 February 2018 22:10:46

    See original post

     Agree.

    wait until your daily average temps are above 10 degree.  below that, grass doesn't grow any perceptible amount.   in fact you might need a little higher temps to germinate grass seed.

    your grass seed will need to stay permanently moist.

    also of course...if we assume draught was the biggest problem, you need to find a way to prevent it happening again. 

    good luck!  

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