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Dormant lawns
« on: August 17, 2006, 02:51:56 pm »
The recent rains might have helped revive local lawns a little, but there are still large areas of grass that looks dead.

The message from local garden maintenance expert, Simon Wener, is 'don't panic'. He says the lawn is probably dormant and will recover, with the right care.

Simon has written a piece for this site offering some tips on how to help your lawn recover from the recent dry spell so that it will be looking lush and green in the spring.

Click here for more.

If anyone has any lawn-related or plant-related questions - particularly regarding drought damage, feel free to add them to this thread.

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 09:34:50 am »
My tip for the week:

Drink more beer.
 

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 12:43:53 pm »
Fantastic rainfall today.

I think I need to ask Simon for another feature...

'How to care for a drowned lawn"

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 02:23:21 pm »
My tip for the week:

Drink more beer.

Are you thinking of turning yourself into a one-man sprinkler system then?

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 12:02:16 am »
Having been delivering Community Centre Jumble Sale leaflets seemingly around half of the village today, I noticed how green some lawns were.... wondered if anyone had been sprinkling with water from hosepipes too..... perish the thought! Some seem to have recovered remarkably well in the past few days!!!  :icon_scratch:
 

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006, 06:24:03 am »
Hi Ferdie,

It might just be due to the recent rains.

Mine looked like a building site on Tuesday and it looks like Wembley now - although some would say both are the same, but you know what I mean.

;-)

It seems lawns do recover quickly.

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 10:27:06 am »
If your lawn looks like Wembley then heaven help you.  It will never be finished!

I went to the RAF Museum at Hendon this month and you can see the Wembley Arch very clearly on the skyline.  Sorry to go off the 'lawn' subject but...

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 11:58:16 am »

If your lawn looks like Wembley then heaven help you. 


The aim is to have it looking like Anfield.

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 08:35:06 pm »
Just returned from a fortnight's holiday and amazed at how my previously tired brown lawn has suddenly become lush and green again. Cut it for the first time in probably six weeks and it looks great (well not too bad - if not quite Anfield standard). Might also be something to do with having no kids playing football on it for two weeks as well.....
 

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Re: Dormant lawns
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 06:36:39 am »
Any suggestions for making the lawn dormant again? :)
 

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