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Evergreen 4 in 1

Last year my partner spent all summer rebuilding our garden which included a new lawn. After a lot of hard work and money spent  he finished it at the end of August. We are both very happy with it. We only got to sit out in it and use it properly for a month before the nights drew in and got chilly. So when  the long winter ended and spring eventually got here I was looking forward to planting  flowers and pots ect.

With every good intention to keep weeds at bay they still pop up  so I thought I would try Evergreen 4 in 1.... I did read the instructions but I must of still over applied now my lovely lawn in dead with long brown dead strips. I am so angry with myself and my partners not best pleased  either.. Any ideas how I can correct this with out spending much.

Suggestions welcome.


  • FireFire Posts: 17,338
    edited June 2018
    It seems that the black can grow out. Members swear it's a great and reliable product if instructions are followed to the letter.
  • bicardi100bicardi100 Posts: 11
    thanks fire but its gone past the black stage its now more a dead grass look though the weeds are blackened so I guess that's something
  • FireFire Posts: 17,338
    Have a good read of the linked threads and have a look at the pics. It might help to post pics here, if you would like advice on how to proceed.
  • bicardi100bicardi100 Posts: 11
    thank you I will and will put a photo on here tomorrow. seems I am not the only one that's made the same mistake.. Women eh lol

  • FireFire Posts: 17,338
  • bicardi100bicardi100 Posts: 11
    I have looked at the link  you suggested and there a few in the same boat regarding burnt   grass.. I am just saying me being a women was perhaps a bit impatient and  and didn't read the amount you were meant to use per metre...
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    It is always best when using chemicals for the first time, to weigh out on the kitchen scales the right amount in a plastic cup and then mark the side of the cup. And to mark out on the ground with canes, what a square metre or yard is. Then proceed. 
    The black on the grass is dead moss which needs raked out. If it has gone brown rather than black, then you have applied too much or not watered it in. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • bicardi100bicardi100 Posts: 11
    I understand the mistake I have made I won’t make the same  mistake again j think I will leave it to my partner next time as he is the green fingered one  and I’ve had my fingers burnt so to speak.  Live and learn I guess . Worse things happen at see after all it’s replacable .
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    The biggest thing is to use a spreader. You can't apply lawn treatments by hand. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,054
    I'm sorry @glasgowdan but you can and I have done so many times ... But you have to measure out and mark out the lawn with canes and string and weigh an amount of the 4in1 and mark the level on a paper cup and apply it carefully and evenly. 

    It is perfectly possible to over-apply the treatment using a spreader. On this forum over the years we've seen quite a few instances of overlapped strips and/or overapplication
    at the end of strips where the spreader had been turned on the lawn. 

    The answer is, whichever application method you use, take time and trouble to do it properly and not in a rushed and slapdash manner. 

    It takes longer and costs more to put things right once you've messed it up. 


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

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