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Red thread/yellow grass

Hi all,

I had our back garden done last May and we had new turf put down. During the freakishly hot summer we got red thread.

In Autumn I got someone to put some treatments down which was a granular fertiliser and a liquid weedkiller. It was applied together with the Red Thread fungicide treatment.

Does anyone know if my garden is supposed to look like this as per the pictures? I know we are still in winter I am just worried I will never get that green lush looking grass again!!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,055
    edited February 2019
    Looks d*mn good for February ... a helluva lot better than mine! Mine’s all moss ... getting the electric rake out today ...

    Dont worry ... lawns thicken up and get that lush look when the soil warms up, and despite this odd heatwave we’re not at that stage yet  :)

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

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,570
    That's looking pretty good. Grass doesn't stay perfect all year round unless it's the plastic kind. It doesn't grow much in winter so doesn't recover from any late autumn/winter damage until it gets growing in the spring.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Your lawn looks smooth and green and a whole lot better than ours does James.

    I wouldn't use any more chemicals or treatments on it either - your garden should be a haven for the birds, bees etc to thrive in and to give it that "alive" feeling, which is what being outside is all about. Enjoy what you have, whether it is perfect or not, rather than destroying the very essence of it whilst striving for perfection.
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