We relaid our lawn in April. It's hopelessly overshadowed by tall conifers
(we're going to get them cut back this autumn but didn't manage it last
autumn), but at least it had as good a soil as possible - large amount of
composted manure dug in, and a full dose of organic fertilizer pellets
(balanced). I'd have said that that ought to last it for months before it
needed feeding again. It was somebody else's idea to deg it with chemical
lawn fertilizer last week (some stuff called Aftercut, I forget the details
but pretty strong). Well, it wasn't done evenly enough, and killed off
several patches of the lawn. What's the best way to proceed?
How often do you really need to feed lawns, anyway? Before it was relaid we
hardly ever used to get round to feeding ours, and the sunnier part thrived
for several years until it got very compacted.
Before the fertilizer incident, the new lawn was growing fine. But it did
keep getting these squishy, flattened brown patches about six inches across,
for all the world as if somebody had ground it in with their foot. Never
come across those before. Can anyone explain?
- posted 10 years ago