West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Burnt Grass - Weed and Feed Fertilizer
My front lawn was very thin with few bald patches and lots of weeds, so earlier in spring I used evergreen lawn feeder which thickens the grass and also says that you have to maw less.
This indeed thicken the grass but my grass was slightly uneven in growth and the bald patches remained bald. I guess this is because I spreaded the feed by hand rather than spreader because the damn spreader I bought from Homebase did not work very well.
Now to fix the uneven growth and bald patches, couple of weeks ago, I nicely raked it, watered it, then spreaded lawn dressing (with hand) and watered it.
Then last week I got weed and feed fertilizer and some grass seeds from Homebase.
I spreaded the fertilizer and watered it well for 2 days. Then I spreaded grass seeds in thin and bald area and watered well.
But it seems that the fertilizer has caused the grass to burn and it has become brown-black in spots.
I did a mistake of spreading fertilizer granules by hand not knowing that it can burn the grass. Damn spreader. If it had worked properly I would have used it surely.
Anyways, not what can I do to get a green grass back?
Do I wait to see if the grass revives just by watering?
Will the new seeds I have spreaded, survive the fertilizer effect?
Next time I will only use soluble fertilizers if at all.
- 2 Sep, 2010