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Hi guys, the back lawn of my house is of substantial size. There is a lot of moisture in the land though and a lot of rushes have started developing. At first I passed no remarks and cut them down, but they seem to grow back so quick, and look rather unpleasant. Garden roughly could be 30 metres x 20 and this problem is spread over the bulk of it. What's my best option? All advice greatly appreciated ????????


  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458

    Digging them up is the only real option.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Improve the drainage Padraig. Repeated applications of grit will eventually get rid of them.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    You could probably sell them to basket weavers, my grandmother revived the craft of rush woven goods in Bedfordshire in the 1960's and would harvest them from the river - not so many available now with dredging - sh'e dry great bolts of them in the sun over a couple of weeks and then make chair seats, baskets etc which she sold to Harrods and London shops.

    They are a rare commodity now and hard to find. My aunt who carried it on had to give it up because she couldn't find a supplier of rushes.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Or dig a big hole and let the water drain into your new pond.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Also improve fertility. Perhaps with an application of lime.
  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458

    Good idea, Steve!

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
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