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Lawn in need of help


By Hammer

east sussex, United Kingdom Gb

I have a lawn which has been laid for nearly 2 years now,and this summer its looking very patchy. In some areas the grass has gone a yellow/brown colour. I have just last week treated it to a evergreen weed and feed product hoping this may revive it to a fresh looking green colour. Am i doing the right thing? and is there anymore i can do to help it? please



Don't know much about lawns, but my mum bought some strips of turf from a garden centre a couple of weeks ago, & when she went to lay it, she found a large grub-thing (actually quite repulsive, & I don't mind caterpillars and things!). I googled lawn grub & there's a few types that come up - chafer beetle I think is one of them. Yellowing in patches can be a sign of grub damage. The little grubs bury themselves into the soil over the winter, & come up nearer the surface in late spring & damage the grass roots....apparently you should pull back a damaged area to check the soil underneath. They're large creamy coloured, crescent-shaped things with a darker head.
Might be worth checking?

11 Jun, 2008


Ok thanks very much for that, will certainly investigate as the lawn is looking a little worse for wear in places.

11 Jun, 2008


That's what the badger dig for in my lawn! They really are disgusting looking things, aren't they.

11 Jun, 2008

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