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Stephen Payne

Hi
I am generally happy with my grass but get different shades of lighter grass - think it’s probably a form of grass weed - any advice how to make look more uniform? Thanks! See photo below 
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  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,052
    edited April 2018
    Is the lighter grass a rougher texture to the rest of the grass? If so it could be horsetail which is hard to eradicate.

    If you use a fork and aerate the grass you can then brush in some sharp sand and a fertilizer. I use small quantities of 6x for this, although you can buy a ready made weed and feed mix that would help. 

    Keeping the grass well fertilised and mown regularly should also help with the uniform look, and horsetail (if it is that) as it prefers poor soil.
    SW Scotland
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    I've just blown up the image, and it's not horsetail. As @Freddies Dad says, "just a different type of grass" 
    I'd not worry about it.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    If it really bothers you,could you find a lighter variety of grass seed and scatter it over the rest of the lawn so that there's a blend across the lawn. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    I wish I had grass like that, mine’s  a mass of moss, still saves on mowing I suppose. 

    That grass may well just turn like the rest of it later on. It’s all fresh now 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Dog urine can cause similar off-coloured patches (just in case you have one.)  Otherwise you could use some of the trimmings next time you re-edge the lawn and use it to replace similar sized sections of the yellow looking patches.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 376
    fertilising-by-hand can cause uneven colour too, as some areas are well fed and others not at all.  I do this all the time.
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 750
    Hosta, whilst I am enjoying navigating my way around the new site, could you please enlighten me as to how to 'blow up' 'zoom in' on a picture ? thanks
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    Meomye said:
    Hosta, whilst I am enjoying navigating my way around the new site, could you please enlighten me as to how to 'blow up' 'zoom in' on a picture ? thanks
    @Meomye  I think Hosta's in his polytunnels ... I've come indoors out of the rain ... to answer your query, on my laptop, if I click on a photo it just enlarges.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    @Meomye as Dove says. I click on it and it enlarges then I get a little magnifying glass cursor which I can use to magnify it further. 
    I've no idea how it works, it's just , kinda, there. :blush:

    Devon.
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