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Old 24-09-2003, 03:02 PM
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I want to extend our lawn. Is this a good time of year to lay turf, or
should I wait til spring now?

TIA

John



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Old 24-09-2003, 05:03 PM
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You can lay turf at any time John. But you will have to water it daily if we
dont get any decent rainfall or it will shrink and you will get gaps all
across your lawn.
Lyndon

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I want to extend our lawn. Is this a good time of year to lay turf, or
should I wait til spring now?

TIA

John




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Old 24-09-2003, 05:32 PM
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In article 3f[email protected], "Lyndon Thomas" writes:
| You can lay turf at any time John. But you will have to water it daily if we
| dont get any decent rainfall or it will shrink and you will get gaps all
| across your lawn.

However, now is a good time to do it, because it will have all
autumn, winter and spring to establish roots before next summer.
In fact, now is perhaps the ideal time.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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Old 24-09-2003, 05:42 PM
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Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article [email protected], "Lyndon Thomas"
writes:
You can lay turf at any time John. But you will have to water it
daily if we dont get any decent rainfall or it will shrink and you
will get gaps all across your lawn.


However, now is a good time to do it, because it will have all
autumn, winter and spring to establish roots before next summer.
In fact, now is perhaps the ideal time.



Agreed.....IF the 'drought' breaks. If not then make sure the ground below
the turf is heavily watered a day of so before laying to get water into the
rooting zone (a couple of days to let the surface dry enough to work on)

pk


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Old 24-09-2003, 06:02 PM
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"PK" wrote in
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Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article [email protected], "Lyndon Thomas"
writes:
You can lay turf at any time John. But you will have to water it
daily if we dont get any decent rainfall or it will shrink and you
will get gaps all across your lawn.


However, now is a good time to do it,



Agreed.....IF the 'drought' breaks.


Do I deduce that out there somewhere across the Tamar there is a drought?

Can I have some please???

I'll send you some rainclouds by return of post... :-)

Victoria amid the mists and fogs
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gardening on a north-facing hill
in South-East Cornwall
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Old 24-09-2003, 06:22 PM
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Victoria Clare wrote:
"PK" wrote in
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Agreed.....IF the 'drought' breaks.


Do I deduce that out there somewhere across the Tamar there is a
drought?

Can I have some please???

I'll send you some rainclouds by return of post... :-)

Victoria amid the mists and fogs



First decent rain for months yesterday in SW london. We've had some in the
past few weeks but not much. I laid some paving last week, excavating
20/25cm, and the soil to that depth was dust dry!

We need a week of soild rain to make much difference!

pk


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Old 24-09-2003, 08:24 PM
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Agreed.....IF the 'drought' breaks.


Do I deduce that out there somewhere across the Tamar there is a drought?

Can I have some please???

I'll send you some rainclouds by return of post... :-)

Victoria amid the mists and fogs
--
gardening on a north-facing hill
in South-East Cornwall
--


Typically the only rain we've had in North London was on Monday afternoon.
My after school Environment Club had to spend most of the time indoors
:-( But I was glad the garden got a little water but it still isn't really
enough.

Natalie


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Old 24-09-2003, 09:32 PM
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On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:23:20 +0100, "Natalie"
wrote:

Typically the only rain we've had in North London was on Monday afternoon.
My after school Environment Club had to spend most of the time indoors
:-( But I was glad the garden got a little water but it still isn't really
enough.

Natalie


I agree, I've just planted some bulbs after the rain and apart from
the top inch or so the ground is completely dry. It has absolutely
b*ggered our brick built shed which now has serious subsidence and
will have to be torn down and rebuilt. Bah! Can anyone recommend a
good builder that doesn't charge the earth in East London?

"The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it
works."

- William Strong

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Old 24-09-2003, 11:02 PM
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"Nick Maclaren" wrote in message
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In article [email protected], "Lyndon Thomas"

writes:
| You can lay turf at any time John. But you will have to water it daily

if we
| dont get any decent rainfall or it will shrink and you will get gaps

all
| across your lawn.

However, now is a good time to do it, because it will have all
autumn, winter and spring to establish roots before next summer.
In fact, now is perhaps the ideal time.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


And less likely you'll be out there treading on it as well.

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Old 24-09-2003, 11:12 PM
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"PK" wrote in message
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Victoria Clare wrote:
"PK" wrote in
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Agreed.....IF the 'drought' breaks.


Do I deduce that out there somewhere across the Tamar there is a
drought?

Can I have some please???

I'll send you some rainclouds by return of post... :-)

Victoria amid the mists and fogs



First decent rain for months yesterday in SW london. We've had some in the
past few weeks but not much. I laid some paving last week, excavating
20/25cm, and the soil to that depth was dust dry!

We need a week of soild rain to make much difference!


I have an Arolla pine which is browning because of lack of water. In the
North Yorks Dales!

Franz




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Old 25-09-2003, 07:02 PM
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"Nick Maclaren" wrote:.

However, now is a good time to do it, because it will have all
autumn, winter and spring to establish roots before next summer.
In fact, now is perhaps the ideal time.
---

I agree! An extensive lawned area around a showhouse very near my house was
laid just three weeks ago. It now resembles a bowling green, I can't even
see the joins.

Aphodius



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Old 25-09-2003, 09:46 PM
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"JK" wrote in message
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I want to extend our lawn. Is this a good time of year to lay turf, or
should I wait til spring now?

TIA

John



Thanks to all for all your advice - I'll crack on then!



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I want to extend our lawn. Is this a good time of year to lay turf, or
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TIA

John



Thanks to all for all your advice - I'll crack on then!





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