Lawns

I like to have a fairly nice lawn (I’m far from obsessive) it’s full of moss after the winter we have had,  it’s obviously fairly wet at the moment  –  not excessively as a gentle slope - we may have a ‘dry’ week next week, should I leave well alone, high cut sometime soon, weed and feed, borrow a scarifier, I’ve heard of using sand (?)  - any suggestions please? (we should not have a frost in Devon next week)

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    If it's as wet as mine I'd keep off it.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    No point in doing anything till it dries out and the grass start growing-any applications will not work yet-give it a few more weeks-it is going nowhere -pretend you can't se itimage

  • looks like leave it alone maybe best - thanks. I will spend time on the rest of the garden.  The problem is next break is Easter and if that is wet I end up trying to scarify too late and can make it look worse, what sort of times do you do what jobs to sort out lawns please?

    This video is good - but I'm still unsure when to do these jobs? (it is often a bit wet in Devon!)

    Monty's video on lawn renovation:

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-improve-your-lawn/179.html

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Timimg is difficult-you need to see the grass growing-then start work-the average day time temperature needs to be constant minimum around 9/10C for that to happen-and we haven't reached that yet-and it is set to get colderimage

    Just hold off for a whileimage

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Just looked at the video-in the background you can see forsythia and daffodils in full bloom-which gives you the indication that at the present moment it is too early to start work on the lawnimage

  • Thanks, its a shame I can't do anything now though.

  • is there anything  can spread on the lawn now to kill off some of the moss before perhaps I scarify, moss seems to be the biggest issue down here this year.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    OK-you are obviously anxious about this-and again it would be better to wait-anyway you can buy a moss killer especially for lawns-follow the instructions- apply now and see what happens-if it it works now than a success-if it doesn't try again in a few weeksimage

  • gsdfandfgsdfandf Posts: 78

    October & I wanted to get the lawns scarified, but have I left it too late as it's constantly damp with dew. I'll be using an electric scarifier. I can't see anything appropriate on the forum for this job at this time of the year.

    Any advice appreciated.

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