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Lawn Care

The grass maybe suffering from Red Thread disease which normally occurs between June and September and is most evident on the finer leaved fescue grasses. Currently we do not have a fungicide for this problem.

Several cultural practices will also help the recovery of the lawn. Red Thread tends to attack lawns that are starved and have compacted soils.

Deep spiking (10 to 20cm) of the lawn to aerate and improve the drainage will also relieve any compaction. Take care to sterilise the fork or aerator when moving from infected to clear areas, to prevent spreading the infection.

Feeding the lawn throughout the year with either the Scotts Lawn Builder or EverGreen range of lawn care fertilisers, will keep the lawn strong and healthy, which will enable it to cope with this disease and compensate for any damage.

Application of an Autumn feed later in the season that contains high levels of potash and a lower level of nitrogen, toughens growth against this disease and prepares it for Winter.  

Immediately sweep up as many granules as you can, spike the area to 15cm deep then thoroughly soak the lawn to wash through any excess fertiliser. Soak the lawn the following day then keep moist to allow the lawn to recover.

Toadstools will grow on organic material in the soil when conditions are mild and moist and would not be encouraged by the use of a lawn feed. Quite often there may be dead tree or shrub roots under the lawn on which these types of toadstools will grow.

This type of fungi is more of a nuisance and will not damage the grass. Once conditions become drier and colder, the growth will naturally disappear.  The toadstools can be remove by hand or brushed away if needed.

The weeds that have appeared in your new lawn are commonly occurring, opportunistic species.  Such weeds often come up on newly disturbed soil, where they can rapidly colonise and establish themselves.  They will have originated from seed which has lain dormant in the soil, possibly for many years, or from weed seed that may have been wind-blown, or introduced by birds.

All grass seed is examined for purity before it is released for sale and there will not be other seeds in any mixture when it is packed.

Yes it can be used under trees where bulbs have been planted, keep the granules off tree foliage and wait until bulb leaves have completely died back before applying.

Twice a year in the growing season with a 3 month interval between applications.

Every 6 weeks during the growing season.

Email or call us with the full name of the spreader, your name and address and we will post you the part (apart from hoppers) normally from stock that day if the call comes in before 4.00pm.

We would advise waiting around 6-8 weeks before sowing grass seed on areas treated with a lawn fertiliser containing moss and/or weedkiller as these may interfere with seed germination.

Patch Magic uses only high quality, hard wearing grasses.  The unique coir and feed mixture ‘cocoons’ the seed protecting it and providing it with everything it requires for optimum growth.  Resulting grass will be healthy and hard-wearing.  Whilst cheaper seeds may germinate quickly, long-term results may not be as satisfactory.