09:46, Tue 12 Oct
Yep
09:51, Tue 12 Oct
Just recently done a feed & seed on my lawns, bit disappointed with the results, but saying that I reckon some of my lawns was attacked by the chafer beetle in which they lays eggs and then the birds will attack the lawn and basically strip the lawn of the grass. The brother in law had the same and had to completely reseed the lawn.

These beetles started showing on our back lawn, whilst I was decorating my Mrs was on her hand & knees on the lawn killing them off, fair play it done the trick.

Anybody recommend any good winter feed for the lawns?
10:01, Tue 12 Oct
The old chafer beetle excuse.

I suspect general poor lawn care.
10:48, Tue 12 Oct
Micky Darrell
The old chafer beetle excuse.

I suspect general poor lawn care.

I wished it was.
10:49, Tue 12 Oct
Yes mate, the autumn lawn feed helps. Use it two or three times through the winter. About to apply first coat.

A good rake every now again helps too.

Then scarify & reseed early Spring every 3rd year or so.
10:50, Tue 12 Oct
Agreed, I use an electric scarifier.
10:51, Tue 12 Oct
They are worth every bloody penny
Jude Bellingham - "Once a blue, always a blue" “This is my Club, I love the Club to bits. I’d die for this Club”
10:58, Tue 12 Oct
rip it up and astro turf it - you will never look back.
BCFC - Letting me down for 49 years
11:01, Tue 12 Oct
I’m one who enjoys cutting the lawn and getting it in good nick, nice stripes etc.
I’m having the garden done (New brick shed, 2 patio areas at either end). Astroturf is an option, but I can’t bring myself to do it
Jude Bellingham - "Once a blue, always a blue" “This is my Club, I love the Club to bits. I’d die for this Club”
11:07, Tue 12 Oct
Please don't astro turf it.
11:14, Tue 12 Oct
We have two lawns which go upto 6 ft high walls I spent hours and god knows how much money trying to get a decent real lawn but because of the shade just couldn't get it looking good so had to use the bullet but really happy and have had for 4 or 5 years now and just wouldn't go back
BCFC - Letting me down for 49 years
11:17, Tue 12 Oct
I won’t. Even if I wasn’t fit enough to look after it myself , I think I’d rather pay someone to look after it.
I’ve always seeded my lawn from scratch, never used turf. But at the moment there a few lumps and bumps in the lawn and it does raise as you go up the garden. I’ve had a new patio at the top of the garden, a new path down one side and railway sleeper borders both sides so the levels are all bang on. The border of the lawn will be exactly level as it’s been laser lined. So obviously I’ll want the lawn level after the existing lawn has been dug out by mini digger to just below the level of the path joining top and bottom patios. The lawn will be 55 foot by 15 foot and I’m thinking of getting a company into to turf to get this spot on. Basically has anyone got any recommendations for lawn specialists?
Jude Bellingham - "Once a blue, always a blue" “This is my Club, I love the Club to bits. I’d die for this Club”
13:23, Tue 12 Oct
cut it as short as you can now and give it a good scarify, its still just warm enough for a reseed in any bare/thin areas you've scarified
13:55, Tue 12 Oct
My father in law was a groundskeeper. He says, what’s already been said……if it grows, cut it.
If you’ve got a dog that keeps lashing on it…you’re knackered.
14:07, Tue 12 Oct
Their 'angel tinkles' and 'tummy lovelies' can't possibly do any harm.