There seems to be a few questions about this on the site over the past little while. Seeing as the 3.5 hours of spring and summer will be upon us soon, I need all the help I can get. I've just de-pooped the remaining blades of grass and I'm ready to ban the dog from the garden.
I have very bald patches and it's very swampy out there. When can I start to fix it.
Another vote for Greenthumb. We have quite a lot of lawn and I'm reasonably convinced that it wouldn't cost us much less if we bought the fertilisers etc. and did it ourselves. After a year of treatments the lawn is looking much much better.
Our lawn is crap too. In fact, when we first moved in to our house, I said to the neighbors, who had a fab, lush, rug-like lawn, "You guys are proof that the grass IS greener on the other side." But soon the neighbours' lawn went crap too, as that's the way in our shady, poorly-drained neighbourhood of gardens. I found it more effective to change my attitude, not the lawn. I do sympathize, though!
I've just raked out the burnt bits and re-seeded using that Canada Green stuff. Have I done this too early? It's just it was sunny and DS was having a snooze. I'm also going to try the tablets to stop bitch wee burning out on the dog.
so, if you fancy yourself as a gardener (but one with 2 small kids and not much more than no time) is Auntyquated's idea admitting defeat? Lawn care bores me really - give me a pair of secatuers rather than a rake ANYDAY. But getting someone else in seems a bit defeatist...maybe if I just don;t tell anyone...