Daltons experts answer questions on diseases and weeds that affect lawns.
Can I sow new lawn
A waiting period would only apply if you have been using herbicide on your lawn to control weed growth. This would have an impact on sowing a new lawn.
We have a lot of
This is a common occurrence in lawns, especially throughout the winter months. The moss in your lawn is caused by a combination of excess water and poor sunlight as it can tolerate these conditions better than grass.
Each year we have an
Porina moth caterpillars feed on lawns, pasture and clover. Adult moths are ‘on wing’ from October onwards, living for only four days during which time the female can lay up to 3,000 eggs.
I have recently had a
We would strongly recommend immediately contacting the contractor that laid your ready lawn. The problems you describe are usually the result of inadequate or poor preparation prior to planting the ready lawn.
Is there a way of
Dandelions can either be physically removed from the lawn by hand or sprayed with an organic weed killer where fatty acids are the active ingredient. Unfortunately, this means it will kill your surrounding grass as well as the offending dandelion.
I have used a product
While it is rather late for sowing a lawn, soil temperatures do cool slower than air temperatures, so you can still sow some grass seed on the patches in your lawn - but do this immediately!
We have small patches of
Assuming that you don’t have an influx of animals using your lawn as a local toilet - the patches may be an infection of grass grub or a fungal disease. During winter it is best to do nothing – the time to attack is spring!
We have lots of dead
Assuming that you don’t have an influx of animals using your lawn as a local toilet, the patches may be an infection of grass grub or a fungal disease. Spring is the best time to start any repair work on your lawn.
Three years ago I had
If your lawn has been healthy up until the last few months, then something dramatic must have happened or changed in your garden that has affected your grass. Has there been any drain blockages, flooding or has the soil become excessively damp?