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H-CUT ON LAWN

Hi All

I am looking to or trying to dig a spade into a lawn for vast bulb planting (daffies). I am led to believe you do a H-cut. I find it a tad difficult to dig the spade in.

. is it best to dig when the lawn is moist?
.any other advice how to ease myself in doing this task.

Thanks in advance

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,163
    Easier when wet - yes.  :)
    You could also just cut and lift squares/rectangles, as well as you can, to plant them. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks Fairygirl
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,163
    edited September 2020
    If you have one of those lawn edging doofers, that might be easier to get into the turf too. My spade is quite sharp, so I find it better, but those half moon edgers might work quite well  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I'm afraid I only have a spade, not sure how sharp. But I have l always been thinking about getting the half moon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,163
    I bought one for making the garden here, as it was largely grass, but my spade is better, especially if the ground's a bit drier.  :)  
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • B3B3 Posts: 18,677
    I use my half moon a lot. It's great for tidying up the edge of the grass and removing turf when you get the urge to sneakily nibble a bit more off to widen your flower beds
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Thanks B3. I am more determined to get a half moon. Any recommendations? As I imagine if I picked one from poundstretchers would not be as good a quality.
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,677
    I don't see how an expensive one would be an awful lot better. They don't have the strain on them that a fork or space would. Mine's a very old cheapo. Make sure it has a good lip on it so that your foot doesn't slip off.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Sounds good. I'll be shopping for one soon. Thanks
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