hi all seeded a lawn 15X17ft with seed given to me by a neighbour, bu
the resulting lawn? is patchy ,proberbly due to birds taking a fair bi
of seed ,cats etc.
is there a remedy for this (i do not know the type of grass seed othe
than its a johnsons varity ) without resorting to turfs.
thanks all have sieved out some topsoil and reseeded where there ar
bare patches and covered with pond netting, the lawn is on a stee
slope though and subsoil is clay in the (watford area)
when watering with hose its possible some seed has washed down th
slope, have kept watered with mist/spray nozzle.
ps not sure how i can upload a picture of lawn to this forum so it
easier for members to see what i am trying to remedy.
Burlap is the solution. Garden stores sell it. It serves four purposes:
1) Keeps birds from eating the seed.
2) Holes in burlap allow grass to grow through, then you lift off the burlap
without yanking the sprouts with it.
3) Helps retain moisture, which is important since seed suppliers always say
"keep constantly moist", as if we all have a large staff of gardeners who
are home all day, waiting with the hose.
4) Provides a mechanical barrier which protects the seed from the force of
watering. Even if you use the mist setting, you still run the risk of
sloshing some seed around after you've made an effort to distribute it
evenly. Burlap lowers the risk.
In short, burlap is the right up there with the printing press, in terms of
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