I have recently moved and in a certain area of the lawn it seems to be slightly boggy when you walk on it you sink but only just so boggy would seem not the right word more extremely soft. The rest of the lawn is perfect i know we havent had much of a great deal of sun this year but my neighbour who has lived in this area has been here for 8yrs and she said that its always like that grass grows well in that area but is there anything that i can do to make if a bit firmer have only been here 4wks and have mowed the lawn twice since moving in.
We moved to our property four years ago but haven't had the funds to deal with the garden. I'm determined to do a start myself this year but funds are limited and our garden is very water-logged. I know drains are needed but what ground work can I do to get started before we hit this step? There is a weedy lawn covering the 1acre site would I have to kill it off first? At the moment we can't even walk on the grass as every step you take sees you sink into a watery quagmire. It doesn't help we're located at the base of a sloping hill and our site slopes down to the road as well but we need our green space!
I'm living in Riverchapel and our back garden garden have a layer of surface water that stays for days at a time if it rains. We only get sunlight to the very back of our garden which helps with drying it off also the grass is very patchy. It is a 2 year old house and we have no experience of gardening so haven't a clue what is could be or where to start resolving it.
can i grow ash and copper beech trees from cuttings?
I have a drainage issue, water not draining through the ground. What I have done is drove a steel bar down 20 inches into the ground and filled up with drainage stones(about 12-14 in). I filled up with water and only drained 1 inch in 4 hours. My intention was to have these holes about 18in apart throughout the whole garden. But not sure this is going to work.The garden is 85 sq mtrs. Do you have any suggestions.
When I was younger the seasons were defined as for example Nov, Dec & Jan. were winter. But I think that has now all changed, at least from a gardening point of view. You often see references to "early spring" or "mid spring" or "late spring" etc. I would consider March to be early spring and May as late spring. I was wondering what your thoughts are on this?
I'm making leaf mould with sycamore leaves that have tar spot in plastic bags (with a few holes in the sides). Is it likely that the temperature will be high enough to kill the spores? If not, can I still use the leaf mould for young trees and shrubs?
I am new to gardening and have a large garden of which we have done little with over the last 12 years. I want to plant shrubs and perennials in a large bed which is approx. 4.5 metres by 1.5 metres and is at the front of my two storey house. Please give me tips on how to prepare bed/grass before planting. I hear mixed reports on using mypex, fine mulch? What is best?
I successfully propagated a number of hydrangea and roses from stems last year, however they all got destroyed in the winter storms when my small greenhouse was damaged. I'd like to get an early start on the season by propagating them again as early as possible and heard somewhere that taking cuttings from the underground roots of the plant is the only way to propagate at this time of year. Do you have any tips for this type of growth?
I would like to store seeds in old plastic containers from multivitamins that have moisture eliminating tops. What would you recommend?
Last year, we appeared to have a batch of ground wasps in our lawn. They were brown, small and came up from the soil through tiny funnel like entrances/exits. They were gone by the end of June/early July, but they are back. How can I get rid of them so they don't return next year? They appear to be in greater numbers this year.