Don't water your lawn

Advice on watering your garden is now in full swing ahead of a hose pipe ban no doubt

 

I've been reading 'advice' NOT to water your lawn - apparently there's no need - it will bounce back and watering is wasteful

 

I'm not following that advice as my garden cost a lot of effort to achieve and the lawn is my baby

So I've been watering … and it's looking great, recovered well - compared to everyone else's which are looking …. dead.

 

What are you doing?

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Saint posted:

Advice on watering your garden is now in full swing ahead of a hose pipe ban no doubt

 

I've been reading 'advice' NOT to water your lawn - apparently there's no need - it will bounce back and watering is wasteful

 

I'm not following that advice as my garden cost a lot of effort to achieve and the lawn is my baby

So I've been watering … and it's looking great, recovered well - compared to everyone else's which are looking …. dead.

 

What are you doing?

I’m watering my plants .....but I’m afraid my lawns aren’t too big to  water easily , somits likr straw

Saint posted:

Advice on watering your garden is now in full swing ahead of a hose pipe ban no doubt

 

I've been reading 'advice' NOT to water your lawn - apparently there's no need - it will bounce back and watering is wasteful

 

I'm not following that advice as my garden cost a lot of effort to achieve and the lawn is my baby

So I've been watering … and it's looking great, recovered well - compared to everyone else's which are looking …. dead.

 

What are you doing?

In early Spring, our back lawn was a slimy swamp after all the rain and snow last winter. We had to reseed most of it and, when the hot weather started,  it was beginning to look like a lawn again (some little patches still need attention), so I have been watering it as well as my hanging baskets and planters. I’ve watered the front lawn a few times.

Yogi19 posted:
Saint posted:

Advice on watering your garden is now in full swing ahead of a hose pipe ban no doubt

 

I've been reading 'advice' NOT to water your lawn - apparently there's no need - it will bounce back and watering is wasteful

 

I'm not following that advice as my garden cost a lot of effort to achieve and the lawn is my baby

So I've been watering … and it's looking great, recovered well - compared to everyone else's which are looking …. dead.

 

What are you doing?

In early Spring, our back lawn was a slimy swamp after all the rain and snow last winter. We had to reseed most of it and, when the hot weather started,  it was beginning to look like a lawn again (some little patches still need attention), so I have been watering it as well as my hanging baskets and planters. I’ve watered the front lawn a few times.

Don't blame you - time spent and money possibly down the drain if you don't

Saint posted:
Yogi19 posted:
Saint posted:

Advice on watering your garden is now in full swing ahead of a hose pipe ban no doubt

 

I've been reading 'advice' NOT to water your lawn - apparently there's no need - it will bounce back and watering is wasteful

 

I'm not following that advice as my garden cost a lot of effort to achieve and the lawn is my baby

So I've been watering … and it's looking great, recovered well - compared to everyone else's which are looking …. dead.

 

What are you doing?

In early Spring, our back lawn was a slimy swamp after all the rain and snow last winter. We had to reseed most of it and, when the hot weather started,  it was beginning to look like a lawn again (some little patches still need attention), so I have been watering it as well as my hanging baskets and planters. I’ve watered the front lawn a few times.

Don't blame you - time spent and money possibly down the drain if you don't

We filled a few pots and hanging baskets and that came to £35 !!!

I'm not about to let them die cos fat cats want profits up and consumption down.

Who knows if the grass will fully recover?

So i'm defo watering it

 

Had a brief yet revealing chat with my neighbour yesterday

She's quite passively controlling - or tries to be

"oh you're watering the lawn - there's no point really"

"everyone's is the same y'know"

"It's just dry the next day"

She seemed annoyed that I said I was gonna water it anyway LOL

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Let your grass grow long. It traps the morning dew!

Interesting cos I was going to cut it tomorrow

I've been talked out of it

Now it seems like a good idea - will let it grow as it should protect it from scorching

Yogi19 posted:

We had a shower of rain overnight and the lawns look better for it 

Warm and muggy weather today and it has given me a headache.

Awww poorly hed 

It's being Scottish … not used to the heat

 

See how a bit of water is needed on the lawns

I've been doing mine for weeks - and now - it's really coming on well

Everyone else has a dead lawn

Saint posted:
Yogi19 posted:

We had a shower of rain overnight and the lawns look better for it 

Warm and muggy weather today and it has given me a headache.

Awww poorly hed 

It's being Scottish … not used to the heat

 

See how a bit of water is needed on the lawns

I've been doing mine for weeks - and now - it's really coming on well

Everyone else has a dead lawn

lol Very true 

 

 

Saint posted:

HELP please

 

I'm looking for really dark compost .. i'm going to use it as top soil but I've used top soil before and found it very sandy

I'm wanting very dark compost - that stays dark

 

Any ideas?

I filled my raised bed with big bags of bog standard compost bought from the garden centre and it isn’t sandy and has stayed dark. 

Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:
Saint posted:

HELP please

 

I'm looking for really dark compost .. i'm going to use it as top soil but I've used top soil before and found it very sandy

I'm wanting very dark compost - that stays dark

 

Any ideas?

John Innes. Number 4 I think is the darkest.

Oh thank you

I shall take a look 

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