Laying Down The Lawn #mylawn #cheers #garden

As assiduous followers of this blog know, I have a complicated relationship with my sward. Or swards as there are three. Since it was announced that (a) son and fiancé plan to host their wedding festivities here next August, Great Auntie Rona Virus permitting; and (b) I am not allowed to consign the top lawn to history and replace it with an ornamental gravel-slate combo because of high heels, it has fallen to me and the Lad (sometime gardener) to plan how to ensure the wretched pieces of tuff behave.

You may recall that four weeks ago we set to and scarified, aerated, cut, fed, top-dressed and seeded the lower lawn and the top lawn. The front lawn was held back but has now joined in.

The results were that they looked like this…

and then this…

Happily, it rained. And rained a bit more. We watched and did our best to keep off it…

Yesterday it had its first cut…

Signs of improvement, methinks! But now I’m worried we’ve peaked too soon…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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47 Responses to Laying Down The Lawn #mylawn #cheers #garden

  1. Darlene says:

    It looks amazing. You have done magic!

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    OMG ! Are you men never happy, it’s always the negatives never the positives. Please just accept the gods have to smile on you occasionally 😉

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  3. Ritu says:

    Looks lush. I shan’t show Hubby. He’ll get jealous!

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Amazing but such a lot of work. I’m happy to see Dog presiding over the doings. I’m sure his input was valuable.

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  5. V.M.Sang says:

    And stripes, too! You’ve beaten it into submission, Geoff.

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  6. Looks great. Just try and not kill it before August.

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  7. How good is that!!

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  8. Chel Owens says:

    Will it look like that all through the winter? It’s luxurious.

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    • TanGental says:

      It will lose some colour depending on how dry it is but by April with luck it will look pretty good. We will then repeat what we did and keep it trimmed and watered…


  9. Mary Smith says:

    Looks fabulous, Geoff. All the hard work has paid off.

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  10. It looks brilliant, Geoff, like an English park.

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  11. gordon759 says:

    Adam, the earliest gardener, delighted when Eve was born,
    Thought Eden still needed something, and so he created the lawn.
    And we, his gardening descendants, agree whenever we meet,
    That without a lawn in the garden, a garden isn’t complete.

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  12. Wow! Cautious congratulations… 😉

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  13. Suzanne says:

    What an improvement! Dog will be happy to have his running space back.

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  14. Charli Mills says:

    Needs some sunny dandelions!

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  15. Pam Lazos says:

    Another wedding! How wonderful, Geoff. I hope the lawn cooperates!

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  16. Widdershins says:

    It looks glorious. : ) Well done, to You, the Lad, and the Lawn.

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  17. Norah says:

    Looks awesome, Geoff. Well done. Hopefully you will peak right on time.

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  18. Elizabeth says:

    I was also concerned that you peaked too soon with this lawn. May it survive the nearly one year ahead until the wedding.

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  19. Jennie says:

    Lookin’ good!

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