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i have a re-acurring problem with patches of my lawn for no apparent reason turning yellow and burnt looking as if weedkiller had been spilt on it, i cut the lady next door to me,no such problem on her lawn, i look after quite a few gardens about 20 in fact and dont see the problem i have anywhere else,yestterday i went to see kilmarnock fc former head groundsman but he was,nt in for some advice,i am also going to contact some specialists in my area called lawnmaster to see if they can help. i have this season scarified it with my al-ko,aereated and seeded twice,grass only sparingly has come through since beginning of june.its very annoying as the areas with grass are looking great.ihave also feed it some sports fertiser. has anyone any ideas.alan bridges .irvine.ayrshire.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262

    It sounds like a dog has taking to weeing on it.  It will kill patches but then it grows around the edge very green due to the high nitrogen content of wee.

  • theres a fence round the lawn no dogs are ever in the garden,can human urine do any harm ,i read in amatuer gardner it was good for your lawn,some guy uses his,mixes it 2pints to 6pints of water in his watering can and says its great for for it,is this true or would it do your lawn any harm.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262

    Its high in nitrogen. Well diluted perhaps 1 in 10 it will green up the grass.

    Trouble is it could start to smell like a urinal as it decays.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,101

    Applied neat it might well  scorch the grass!

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,966

    Don't want you starting  a trend Alan!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,101

    There was a question like this on GQT the other week, where the questioner's husband insisted on 'watering the lawn'!

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • not sure about that,anytime ive used fertiliser ive put it in evenly and its been re-acurring over last couple of years,thanks for all the suggestions though.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,101


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • im sorry ive not heard of fusarium.but i would certainly give it a try, the new seed now starting to come to the fore,very late in grermination this season,have others noticed.has any one noticed the surestart 4 day germination in a red box in tesco ,it sells for £6.50 but over in homebase they want £14.50,and it was the same last it just me but are homebase the dearest garden centre in seems you can get practically everything cheaper elsewhere.

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