- 06-03-2012, 22:22 #21
The weed killer was called weedol which apparently breaks down in soil to allow replanting.
- 06-03-2012, 22:26 #22Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. ~Catherine O'Hara
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- 06-03-2012, 22:33 #23
You should be fine to start sowing fresh seed pretty much straight away, but as mentioned, I would cover the area in sharp sand from a builders yards or decent garden centre and then hire a rotivator to break up the soil and work the sand in. For the next couple of years, buy some more sharp sand in and spread it thinly over your lawn after your last cut of the season and it will wash in over the winter months with the rain and continue to break up the clay and assist in the drainage issue.
- 06-03-2012, 22:33 #24
Just get down the pub and have a few. Let the wife sort it out. Her mother is a fairly good gardener so she can help. If they fail, bury them in the compost heap and get down the pub.3; 2; 1; Firing NOW.........
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- 06-03-2012, 22:35 #25
- 06-03-2012, 22:42 #26
Weedol?! Well thats why your grass is dead, it is a full blown weedkiller (read: Plant killer) and effects anything like grass, plants, weeds, anything green, etc except moss. But it is also a crap and weak weedkiller hence why you still have grass living after going nuclear. Be glad you didnt use Sodium Chlorate (before it was banned for no reason), it kills anything and poisons the ground for 6 months.
With weedol in mind leave it a few weeks to fully flush it out of the soil to be safe. As much as grass grows on the side of mountains and is tough, when small it is easily effected by even small amounts of chemicals. You can kill recently sown grass by feeding it to early, the fertiliser burns it to death.
And if you do go with re-sowing as Jarrod is saying then make sure you break up the soil. The new seeds will not grow through soil that is laced/bound together by the roots of the dead grass (the grass is dead, but its dead roots are still there and not decompsed yet). It is held together too tightly for the new roots to be able to penetrate, just like growing them on top of a slab.
- 06-03-2012, 22:43 #27
just add loads of lime.
helps get rid of the bodies too.RGJ
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- 06-03-2012, 22:45 #28
The other option is to dig a trench all around the green and to lay chicken wire or geo-textile down the side and then back fill to basically provide a underground fence. This is a lot of work, but they won't be back after this.
- 06-03-2012, 22:52 #29
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Thank Ugly for posting that company on his thread about clearing out WW1 dug outs.
Also you know the cheap plastic windmills that look more like kids toys for the garden? Well they are actually to scare off moles. They spin and produce vibrations through the ground, moles dont like ground vibrations as it means predators. Cheap and tacky so put them all over the garden and let the place look like tinkers took over.
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- 06-03-2012, 23:06 #30
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Or hire a rotavator for the weekend and get stuck in. Then rake it flat and turf it. Should cost under £100 for that little garden. What do you poor people do when the vicar comes round for a game of croquet?"Never served gopping sheeps cunt you say? If I pay him enough can he get me a gong?".
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