Feed and weed.

gbb

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Location
Peterborough
Almost certainly applied it too late but the weeds in my lawn have well and truly taken over. Now, I have rotting patches of weeds, should I remove them somehow ? I'm not going to be re seeding until the spring if that's relevant.
All done too late in the year of course but I just suddenly got utterly fed up of looking at 50% weed, 50% grass.
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
The danger is that if you don't remove them and re-seed it'll turn to moss. Which will kill the rest of the grass.
 

Heltor Chasca

Out-riding the Black Dog
The ones that have ‘rotted down’ whilst still in the lawn are well and truly alive. They are just dormant and the leaves have just died back. You can try removing the well established root systems. For now, no amount of herbicide will work. There is no ‘supporting infrastructure’ to take the poison down.

Saying all that, now is a great time to sow grass seed.
 
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gbb

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Location
Peterborough
Had look this evening and the dying rotting weeds are just disappearing leaving small patches of soil. I will chuck some seed o this weekend, if it takes it takes, if it doesnt...ah well.
We live in an area heavy with clay so the drainage in my garden is abysmal, I usually get moss really bad but this year hasn't been as bad.
I never was a gardener, now I'm paying the price. Still, seed this weekend then start taking a bit more care in the spring. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

Heltor Chasca

Out-riding the Black Dog
Had look this evening and the dying rotting weeds are just disappearing leaving small patches of soil. I will chuck some seed o this weekend, if it takes it takes, if it doesnt...ah well.
We live in an area heavy with clay so the drainage in my garden is abysmal, I usually get moss really bad but this year hasn't been as bad.
I never was a gardener, now I'm paying the price. Still, seed this weekend then start taking a bit more care in the spring. Thanks for the suggestions.

They’ll be back. :sad:
 
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fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Popped some seeds down a month or two back, and the grass is picking up well. Some idiot scattered weed and feed by hand.... and zapped the grass in uniform patches.....

Back to the trusted mechanical 'scatterer' which takes time, rather than 'oh I'll stick it down now' approach.
 

raleighnut

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Had look this evening and the dying rotting weeds are just disappearing leaving small patches of soil. I will chuck some seed o this weekend, if it takes it takes, if it doesnt...ah well.
We live in an area heavy with clay so the drainage in my garden is abysmal, I usually get moss really bad but this year hasn't been as bad.
I never was a gardener, now I'm paying the price. Still, seed this weekend then start taking a bit more care in the spring. Thanks for the suggestions.

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