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Hi everyone,

A gardening newbie here. 

Our front lawn, which is very small is looking healthy in the main except at the edge where it meets the paving. We’ve had lots of rain so I’m not sure what the problem is, can someone help? I’ve posted some photos below...



Many thanks,

Ed
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  • I forgot say that the front garden is north facing but I don’t think that’s the issue as the grass at the back of the front garden (closest to the house and abutting a border) is OK. 

    Hope soneone one can help. 

    Cheers,

    Ed
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,520
    Has someone being walking on it to cut off the corner?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,159
    I’d say that people are walking on it and compacting the soil, thereby making the grass miserable. Maybe the postie or some other regular visitor taking a bit of a short cut.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    My first thought is that visitors to your front door keep cutting the corner and walking across that area.  


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,159
    Dig a bit out of the corner and stick something nice and prickly there, like a mahonia.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,653
    I'm wondering if it also has something to do with the footings for the paving .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    AnniD said:
    I'm wondering if it also has something to do with the footings for the paving .
    You may well be right @AnniD ... it looks a bit poor right down the side of the driveway ... possible the soil is shallower there, or maybe was compressed when the paving was installed and is now lacking in aeration and moisture etc.  
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,665
    perhaps all the crud which collects under the car is dripping off when it's wet and rain is washing it to those areas ?
    Devon.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    AnniD said:
    I'm wondering if it also has something to do with the footings for the paving .
    I get this at the edge of my lawn.Loads of concrete underneath!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    Any, or all of, the above @Edward.francis ... ;)

    Planting something prickly , as suggested, will deter the lazy visitors, or unwanted ones, if that's the likely reason. I'd tend to agree with that too, looking at the layout.

    If there's an underlying problem with the soil, you can check that out by spiking with a fork. If you then want to plant a shrub, or just repair the grass, that'll help anyway.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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