Lawn revival got me thinking

My front lawn is awful, full if weeds and green but in summer turns purple with yellow due to weeds including dandilion!!! I have tried getting out there with a knife believe me. So question is what to do. This year I watered in verdol I think and nothing happened at all. Do I try again or get a company to square it up to kick me off. 


What costs are we talking for companies, do any of you use???



  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

    Can't help you with info on lawncare companies.  We just keep mowing ours, and as long as what is growing in it is green then don't worry too muchimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,243

    I agree chicky. and much more interesting than grass. Leave it a week and there's lots of flowers; lovely clover for the bees, bright blue speedwell, those little purple self-heals, and if you leave it long enough, dog daisies and agrimony.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,691

    My lawn has fashionable pretensions; it's becoming a wildflower lawn without any help from me at all image

    Wasn't it sad to see that couple opt for the Astroturf lawn image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Yes Dove and the green keeper !!.

    but 8 hrs a day on a lawn is a bit over the top but that mans(DR) lawn look fantastic didn't it


  • Red give it a good raking and sow wild flowers

  • Red what about trying the micro clover they were on about? Johnson's sell it.... My lawn is wrecked and it was last year as I have to walk on it to get to the compost heap and the garden room plus I want my lo out playing all year not just on sunny days so it takes a real bashing..... Spring time a good rake an a huge reseed and it comes good.... It takes work but I get it looking great again..... I am investing in the micro clover for the shaded stepping stone area as no matter how many re seeds no grass grew!!! Plus it will save me a fortune in feed!!!we tend to not think of it as a plant but it is......

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,396

    I have tried several lawn feeds and find the best is Westland feed, weed and moss killer, my grass was fantastic after this, almost deep sea green coloured and no weeds, really worked well.

    Give it a good raking first.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    I'm not *precious* about my lawns ever since we went to Austria for a June holiday and saw their grass filled with wild flowers.  I don't cut it too short and only remove the dandelions occasionally  with a daisy grubber - everything else stays.  There are much more interesting things to get on with in the garden than to worry too much about the grass.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,396

    I agree but our grass was all moss with plantain daisy and dandelion, by the summer it was all grass, beautiful.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • May give tgat a go. And for my boggy back tiny lawn get one of those areorator thingies that take the plugs out then spread compost and sand over! Sick of the plodgy mess just from the dog walking on it!!

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