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Help! Lawn looks like it’s dying...

Does anyone know what I can do about my lawn which is looking a little worse for wear? I grew it from seed around 2 years ago and it was okay to begin with but has slowly become more patchy and with this hot weather we’re having, it almost looks dead. I’m trying to give it a water every evening but that doesn’t seem to be doing anything. 

Any advice is greatly appreciated. 


  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    edited June 2020
    the soil is probably too draining. It's hard to get it right sometimes and it is one of the hottest months on record with no rain from what I can remember.

    The grass in the park is dying too at the moment but your  mowing habit might make it worse. If you look at the top of your garden where your lawmower is obstructed by a post your lawn is lush and green, everywhere else it has died.
    So try mowing less and at one higher level. Too short grass has no protection from the sun.
    Also you seem to be mowing and leaving the grass clippings  on your lawn. Either use a grass collector or do the tedious job of raking it but over time the grass slippings will form clumps that suffocate the grass beneath and the grass gets thinned out and loses it's protection from the sun.

    Ps: keep on top of weeds, they multiply fast and stay unnnoticed with mowing but eventually they compete with grass for water and make things worse too
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,433
    Everybody's lawn looks like that unless it's watered a few times a day. It'll recover when we get some rain.😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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