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Stripey Lawn Woes

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LittleTalks Tue 03-Jan-17 10:11:53

We have a front lawn that was a mess when we moved in 2 years ago. A lot of it is under shade from trees, said tree roots make it rather bumpy and it was very mossy and weedy. The first autumn we moved in I used some RHS recommended all in one autumn seed and moss treatment with good effect. This autumn I couldn't get hold of that so used a similar one which came in a container with in built dispenser. It's now becoming obvious that I didn't hold it high enough when applying so I have stripes of lush green lawn where it fell and the mangy old crap in between.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do at this stage in the game? Is there any point seeding the gaps at this time of year? Should I wait a couple of months and then do it? I don't think turfing the whole thing is an option price wise.

5subjectnotebook Tue 03-Jan-17 16:40:21

Grass seed won't germinate now as the temperature is too low - I'd wait until the spring when the soil warms and the grass starts growing again then repeat your feed, weed and seed regime on the rough bits.

LittleTalks Tue 03-Jan-17 19:35:01

Thanks 5subject, I feared that might be the case. I guess I'll just have to avert my gaze until then to avoid the reminder of my stupidity!

shovetheholly Wed 04-Jan-17 07:48:29

If it's driving you absolutely mad, you can lay turf now, though you need to be careful not to walk on it too much for a bit. Otherwise, probably best to wait until spring. It's been a soggy winter and most people's lawns are looking a bit rubbish, mine very much included!

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