Lawn magic

Whatever the gardening royalty say about a lawn being herbaceous abuse, I’m still rather wedded to my sward. This year, with a wedding to be set on it, I’d rather like it to be the best it can be.

With this in mind, the current Easter weekend has seen the Lad (actually he’s a highly experienced gardener who’s something of a lawn guru, but hey, age counts for something, doesn’t it?” and me prepping and primping the lawn so it has the best chance to be as good as it can be come August.

This operation takes place twice a year, April and October and the spring event comprises:

a cut

a scarify

another cut

an hollow-tined aerate

a raking

a covering with top dressing

seeding (which you can’t really see). A billion micro clover seeds went down this year or something ludicrous…

In two or three weeks, when the new grass has germinated we will roll.

It now looks a bit of a mess, especially the two smaller sections but a bot of rain or watering and it’ll soon look peachy.

Thanks to the Lad and Dog, natch…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. 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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14 Responses to Lawn magic

  1. LucciaGray says:

    A beautiful garden. It looks like a lot of hard work!

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  2. Erika says:

    A beautiful garden like yours also requires a lot of work. But to look at your results, it so pays off!

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  3. Marvellous work. You’ll be able to hire it out to Surrey CCC soon

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Is that the “Lads” sandwich Dog is after or has the “Lad” stolen the Dogs lunch. ….Garden looking lovely πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  5. Glorious Geoff. So worth all the hard work.

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  6. Jennie says:

    Hard work pays off! We can’t do all that work ourselves, so we have a guy do it. Your lawn is gorgeous!

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  7. gordon759 says:

    Dads prize winning poem

    Adam, the earliest gardener,
    Delighted when Eve was born,
    Felt 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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  8. noelleg44 says:

    What a huge amount of work! I do hope you go out there regularly and enjoy the fruits of everyone’s labor, including the hardest- working of all – Dog.

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  9. It is going to be beautiful. I can tell.

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  10. So full of technical terms, but at least I’ve learned from the pictures that top dressing = white dog.

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    As I read this my husband is out digging up half of the front yard to remove zoyzia grass which for some reason he detests and cannot understand why anyone would plant it on purpose. Then he will roll it down and reseed. The patch by the street was his previous project. He actually kept going outside to talk to the “little seedies.” I shudder to think what lies ahead! Men and their lawns.

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