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Comment by Benedict Simmons on March 10, 2014 at 23:13

Hi everyone, can anyone recommend a good drop spreader that doesn't cost the earth?

Comment by William Moody on October 17, 2013 at 12:13

Think you might struggle to find a mix.


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Comment by Benedict Simmons on October 17, 2013 at 11:31

I'm looking for a seed without Rye if possible. The area only gets cut once a week.


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Comment by Benedict Simmons on October 17, 2013 at 10:51

Morning all. Can anyone recomend a good seed to overseed a domestic coastal lawn after a heavy scarification in the spring.

Many thanks


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Comment by Phil Voice on June 27, 2013 at 13:16

I thought all dads wrote messages on the lawn with weedkiller at night

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/feeds/smartphone/ireland/49856...

Comment by Gareth Main @ Newick Landscapes on April 3, 2013 at 20:49

Cheers Robbie, will give it a go and the hot water trick sounds a good idea.


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Comment by Robbie on April 3, 2013 at 0:57

Hi Gareth

I used to use the Ferrous Sulphate straight and apply it out of a fertiliser spreader. Not only do you run a high risk of burning the lawn you also get it round you and in flower beds ect, it's also expensive.

If you give the Soluble Ferrous Sulphate a go chances are you won't go back to using the fertiliser spreader method.

I usually mix the stuff up in some hot water (although it's not necessary).

Headland Soluble Iron

Comment by Gareth Main @ Newick Landscapes on April 1, 2013 at 18:36

I'm just about the purchase some high iron based mosskiller/lawn tonic. I was going to stock up on lawn sand but with the high postage costs may go for Soluble Ferrous Sulphate this time. I would apply via large nap sack. Do you find any issues with the nozzle blocking up? (I used some rather old stock recently and it had a few small lumpy bits in it!). Is it as quick to apply in liquid form rather than using a granular spreader?


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Comment by Graeme @ BGS on April 1, 2013 at 17:07

As Robbie said, Soluble Ferrous Sulphate, fast green up with no growth. Also helps in disease resistance but if moss in the lawn it will turn it black.


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Comment by Robbie on April 1, 2013 at 17:05

Hi Mike, a quick and easy boost is to apply some iron.

Another cheap and cheerful way is lawn sand.

 
 
 

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