After much work I seeded what I hoped to be a new front lawn. Sadly, after three weeks, it hasn’t quite turned out as planned.
I took great care over the lawn. There are 4 inches of good topsoil, I raked in a pre-lawn feed a week before seeding and used a meter square bamboo frame as a guide. I scattered the seed as directed and very lightly raked it in. (The bag size allowed me to seed at 70gms per M square even though the recommended density was only 50gms)".
The weather has been sunshine and showers.
As you can see, from the photos, it’s patchy (to say the least). I thought, perhaps, that the seed had been washed into small hollows but that isn’t the case; I also thought some seed might be too deep but that’s not it either (I lightly raked the top 1cm of the surface of barer areas and there seems plenty of seeds which just haven’t germinated).
I’m left with the idea that some seeds were sterile but, if that were the case, wouldn’t the whole lawn have been barer and not just patches? Any ideas?
- 23 May, 2012
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