Re: [Czechlist] CHAT: Grass (was: Koala?)
- Roll it while it's growing? Haven't heard of that.....
Any other grass-growing tips appreciated.....as of this morning, there's 1mm
long green things all over my garden, looks like the horticultural
equivalent of 5 o'clock shade......
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lindsay Lockyer" <mail@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 10:51 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] CHAT: Grass (was: Koala?)
> Don't cut your grass until it's about 10cm long, otherwise you'll kill it.
> And then don't cut it short, or you'll kill it again (that is if you
> kill it earlier). But in the meantime you can roll it (then we'll have a
> lovely surface for bowling). Just be patient for now!
> > BTW: Lawn bowling enthusiasts, I've done the sowing (or whatever one's
> > supposed to say), the seeds just lie there and are not showing many
> > life, despite my ad-hoc automated watering atempts (that's before the
> > came), but if the marketing lingo on the bag is not completely off, I
> > be the proud owner of roughly 24 square meters of golf course (minus the
> > holes) soon......I'll work on my lawnmowing skills (when there's
> > to "mow") and we can do a tournament at the end of the
> > got (the) balls?
> > Matej
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> Roll it while it's growing? Haven't heard of that.....Rolling helps to bed in the roots. If you cut it too early it just rips out
and kills the young grass by the roots. Rolling it helps to firm in the
roots. It will flatten the grass for a day or so, but don't worry, it will
> Any other grass-growing tips appreciated.....as of this morning, there's1mm
> long green things all over my garden, looks like the horticulturalIt's exciting isn't it? You can weed it! And by hand - don't put on any
> equivalent of 5 o'clock shade......
selective weedkiller (if you intend to use it that is) until the grass is
well established. It's good to scatter chicken dung pellets over the grass
to feed it. And keep pets off! When you do cut the grass, keep the
blades high for the first 3 or 4 cuts. A sign that your blades are blunt is
if, after cutting, the grass gets brown tips.