Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by PhilippineOrn, May 16, 2018 at 5:36 PM.
Moog and I are having serious problems with weeds in our gardens. Please advise.
Mostly moss in my case.
Raked out a load more this evening. Gonna sow some more grass on Sunday to see if the higher concentration of grass eventually displaces some of the moss
Spell my username correctly i might just help you
PS You'll have to be a bit clearer on what you call a weed.. afterall a weed is just a plant in a place you dont want it to be. Every plant has the potential to be a weed.. and every plant has the potential not to be a weed. If you get my drift.
The end of season has unleashed you.
Difficult one moss. By raking it out you might add to the problem because the spores are microscopic and easily spread. You are right in thinking that to get the grass growing better will fight off some of the moss.
The best thing though is to improve the conditions. Moss thrives in wet and shady areas, sort out drainage and cut back trees or shrubs causing shade is the best long term solution.
Put down some stationary stones.
When your single PS and double LLs are swapped about as much as mine then I may be more sympathetic! Actually it did look a bit wrong when I typed it but trying to find a post of yours to verify the spelling felt like too much hard work at the time. Everybody else drops the H from horn what makes you so superior?
Some pictures would be useful here I agree, when I moved in here about 5 years ago the dirt lot on the side of the house was really a small jungle. Weeds bigger than me and spiders bigger than the weeds. Before the conservationists get on my back that last sentence was maybe a bit of an exaggeration. There was only one spider and tho' he wasn't really bigger than me he was bigger than a 10p coin which made him massive me.
Anyways I spent a few months digging up the weeds, removing several skip loads of builders rubble and levelling as best I could the area with a cheap rake and turfed it with what they call blue Grass here....no clue if it's the same or similar to Kentucky Blue but that's what they call it. Turfing took an age too cos you don't buy it in long Swiss rolls rather it comes in small 6" square tiles.
It looked great for the first year then large bits of grass like weeds started cropping up that were next to impossible to pull up by the roots....I think they are all joined together underground anyway. No flowers or any other distinguishing features about them just tufts of long thick grass that grow overnight.
They've almost taken over the lawn now the blue grass is still visible but looks 5% now what it did when it was first laid.
I'll try and do some before and after pictures sometime.
Let’s say Steve you have a bad lawn in I’ll repair could you offer a week by week guide as to how we go about improving it over the summer?
Talking about moss patches, weeds, bare bits etc
Sorry mate rushed off me feet trying to sort out my own grass (golf course) at the moment.. but i'll answer when i have the time.
I’m sure we’d all appreciate it but obviously only when you’ve got time and the inclination
Failing that, can you just rock up with the crew of Ground Force and make over my garden in three days?