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Awfully bad lawn

Hi guys, newbie here looking some advice.

We laid our new lawn a couple of years ago and it’s gradually getting worse and worse to the point my wife wants it re-done  :s

I put some 4 in 1 lawn feed on a few weeks back and it’s greened up some bits as I used a different spreader around the edges but the weeds continue to grow and the moss doesn’t look to have died off either.

i have clumps of coarse grass, I’m unsure of name, all over the place, but strangely there is some areas that look ok.

From reading the forum it looks like I would be best killing off and re-doing as such a large area, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Your grass looks good to be honest. The coarse grass could be annual meadow grass or Couch grass, which is best you dig out the area and top-dress with loam-based compost or top-soil and then re-seed. Having a lawn is a year-round maintenance in itself.

    Weeds, moss and patchy areas will always need re-sowing again. Moss will need raking out, and addressing thatch build-up to revitalise the lawn.
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    Ah your lawn looks lovely compared to mine. I have so much of that annual meadow grass or Couch grass.
    Yearly maintenance is right. I have a field next to mine and weeds get blown over every year but slowly getting on top of things.

    Scarifier to remove the moss. Weed puller to remove the weeds and coarse grass lumps.

    But I have always wanted to completely redo my lawn ever since I first moved in, I reckn it would give me great satisfaction doing so but I am not as young as I once was and the mission does not seem worth the hassle so slowly slowly every year it is getting a bit better instead of steadily getting worse.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735
    I think it looks just fine. 
    I remember an former gardening client used to say " The road to a perfect lawn is the self same road to that of bankruptcy" 
    He had a point!!
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,994
    Looks fine to me too. I'd put my efforts and money elsewhere in the garden. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,079
    I agree, not bad at all. Cut it little and often, dig out or spot-treat any weeds that offend you, dig out clumps of coarse grass if you like, and overseed any thin or bare bits. In September you can use an autumn lawn treatment and scarify it, if the weather is OK for it.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I agree too. Bit of food now and again, mow regularly, keep the edges neat.
    Good job  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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