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I don't normally water my lawn, but...

Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260
I'm in the South East and can't remember the last time it rained (May? April?). I don't normally water my lawn but, with no rain forecast, I'm starting to wonder whether the whole thing will simply die.

I'm tempted to give it a good dose to get it through the next couple of months. Any thoughts? It's just a regular hardy lawn - nothing fancy or ornamental.

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    It will survive without water.It will turn yellow but once there is enough rain again the grass will come back.Mine has done it plenty of times in the past.Don't mow and don't water and all will be fine!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260
    Okay thanks. I can't remember the last time there was such a sustained period without rain so I started to wonder. I'll let it be.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    I remember 1976 (Wonky was a wee baby)  the lawns were parched just like now ... they all recovered  :D  That autumn was brilliant for mushrooms too  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,562
    My grass is now totally yellow and has thrown up loads of seed heads, the sparrows are absolutley loving it. Dust baths and food right next to each other.
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  • Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260
    edited July 2018
    That autumn was brilliant for mushrooms too  :D
    Hmm... We took down half a dozen large conifers so we already get a lot of mushrooms on our tiny 50' lawn. I think last autumn it was about 300, so this doesn't bode well...  :D
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    I was talking about wonderful wild edible mushrooms ... went for early morning walks on fields and meadows and harvested buckets full.  Filled the freezer ... lots of risotto, and pasta con fungi that winter  <3
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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