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what has happened to my lawn?

berardeberarde Posts: 135
Well I spiked it, scarified it and then I put down some Lawnsmith organic fertiliser about six weeks ago. I didn't  think that being organic, I needed to keep off it unlike the smelly chemical stuff. Having a four year grandson living here it was inevitably run on etc. but  scorched patches appeared soon after. However  the lawn appearance got worse from there and hasn't showed sign of recovering. Around the trampoline it looks fairly good, so I suppose it got less walked on but looking at how badly the rest is  I am doubting that it can be scorched.

Any advice would be good, it does look awful. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,322
    Was the ground damp enough before and after?
    All these products will burn if the conditions aren't right, and also if too much is applied.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,204
    If you've had unseasonably hot dry weather like we've had for the last couple of months, that'll be the cause of the browning (you'll have noticed that the areas that get a bit of shade have stayed greener) . It should regrow when you get a decent amount of rain.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Lawns can be so much hard work I wonder if they are worth it at all. Thinking of letting mine grow wild! I have the same singed look as yourself currently and have just spent 3 days raking the moss and dead grass out, forking for improved drainage and aeration  - plus adding organic friendly fertiliser and sewing new grass seed over the top. Now having to water it all the time. Need 8-10cm of new green growth before mowing. Hoping for some fresh grass to appear soon, or else I will just let it all grow super wild :) which is better for the insects and my aching back! 
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