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what would be best for greening up a new lawn. thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135

    Is it new as in newly laid bluejan, and is it weedy/mossy etc? New lawns usually have to be left for a while before you use anything on them I think.

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

  • fred#60fred#60 Posts: 58

    Water. shimples

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    thanks all, seed was sown in may I put  a good lawn fertiliser down before the seed it came through lovely and green, now it has started to yellow a bit.  I did read that i can not use 4 in 1 on new grass, weeds are not a problem, as for the water Fred I do not think that is the answer it does get well watered. Verdun have I not to feed it till it is 6 months old? 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,135

    Bluejan- usually you leave new grass  to establish for a while before giving it anything which is why Verdun's saying 6 months. If it's  only been sewn in May it's too early for feeding.  I'd just see that it doesn't go short of water over the summer, cut regularly (little and often, don't scalp it) and let it get it's roots down. Pick out any weeds that seed in. By autumn it will be ready to give it something extra if you want but that's a different food from the one you'd use at the start of the growing season.

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

  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    DO NOT feed a lawn sown only 2-3 months ago and certainly do not use selective weed killers at this stage even if some weeds appear. Lawn feed can be used in the form of `Lawn Sand` available from garden centres next mid March depending on the temperature - this year in Cheshire, the temperature rarely reached above 40 degrees F. in March meaning that the Lawn Sand was not applied until mid April.

    This will rapidly green-up the grass and help the new lawn to thicken up ready for the first summer fertiliser in early May.

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    Thanks all, I did some research and found out if I feed it would be at the expence of the roots. Your a clever lot on this forum image

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