April 11th, 2017
This post is a little late, but I thought for the sake of a timeline, I may as well show any potential visitor the progress.
In my last post, I wasn’t sure what would be next, after seeking out some advice apparently I’d cut the grass too short, causing “scalps” but the people that told me this were under the impression that I wanted to use the current unknown type of grass as the lawn. So it wasn’t exactly a bad thing. Another experience
Another experience gardener then gave me some key advice and said i shouldn’t waste money on a scarifier, the stage I’m at required some serious heavy raking of dead grass, moss and any other debris that is sitting on top of what looked like decent soil. He also advised that I go ahead and rejuvenate the soil using top soil and level out the whole area. This was in line to what i was already thinking I was just being lazy at the thought of raking a 100m2 of garden.
Anyway, with a decent spell of dry weather, I spent a weekend getting as much of the top as I could and removing a load of stone and rock that was at the surface of the soil or what I could feel through raking.
February 21st, 2017
I’ve now cut it down to the level I’d ultimately want the lawn to be when it’s completely repaired and greened. There’s still a lot of dead grass and moss so I’m not too sure what’s the next step. Moss Kill and a lawn feed solution or go in for the kill and purchase a scarifier to remove the dead stuff by force. I haven’t taken any pictures of the front garden but it pretty much looks the same as this, murky green topped with moss and dead grass.
Overall I have a really good feeling about this, though, I’ve done a ton of window shopping for garden products and I’ve got myself a bit over excited at the prospects. My plan at the moment is to have the whole rear section bordered off and I will use that as a plant growing area, ive chosen that area mainly because its a perfect view from the living room and patio doors also I would want to put some garden lighting in there and think it will wok really well.
February 5th, 2017
Performed the first cut of the project and I’m pleased with the outcome, however, there’s a long way to go with this. A lot of patience…
November 17th, 2016
It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you.
After living in a dingy flat for 6 years I have finally moved myself into a house, a new build house with a garden even. However the garden has not been looked after. So this is my new project!
So i’m going to restore this patch of green into something to be proud of for 2017, at the moment i’m thinking a lawn with flower area on the borders.