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Zone DH63RP | Anonymous added on May 17, 2020 | Answered

My lawn was laid to turf approximately 4 years ago [virtually never been walked on save to cut grass et al] I have also not been at the property the majority of the time but when I have I have added ‘Evergreen 4 in 1 at correct times with a seed spreader [4.5] I have also added weed killer [perhaps too much!] When I have been here I have probably over compensated and watered too much [the lawn is circa 85 ‘ x 25 ‘ and I have at any one time watered between 1-2 hours each day in the hotter weather [spring and summer] sometimes during the day! It’s also had yellow tip past 3 years [I use a hoover type mower].
I would add that at the top of the lawn [away from the house] the grass is reasonably thickest and down the sides..but as you go down the lawn it becomes more sparse[towards the house]although, apart from weeds mostly the lawn is covered with grass]
Sun shines from 8am at the front of the house and then carries on throughout the day onto the back lawn [ from circa 9am-8pm Spring and Summer] The left hand side of the rear garden can be somewhat overshadowed by the 6 foot fence.
The lawn will no doubt take all the water from the top of a very large hill [all have reasonably sized gardens] and plateaus at my garden, followed by two other gardens to my left hand side at the bottom of the hill, [certainly on the left hand side of the lawn parts of it appear to be much wetter than the other side of the lawn!] It is mainly clay soil. The house is approx. 80 years old.

I have had a number of different variety of weeds [current pictures herein]

Perhaps you could give me your good advice as to what to do:

1. Get rid of said weeds.

2. Get the lawn to be plentiful leaves thick and green[ as when you look at the lawn its more ‘yellow’ than green to the eye overall, particularly when the sun shines on it.

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Answered on May 20, 2020
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