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briggsandscrapem replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"I've had sinking lawns a few times due to broken drains. One was not so obvious as it was an old drain no one knew was there."
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Andrew Midgley replied to Andy's discussion How do you cut ornamental grasses?
"I use hedge shears to cut the grass down into a dome shaped I also 'comb' out the thatch using a hand fork to encourage air and to get as much dead material out. I saw some contractors using hedge cutters to cut back ornamental grasses in the park.…"
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Andrew Midgley replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"Heavy rain will have contributed to the turf sinking. I use a lute to top dress the turf but do this when the grass is a bit taller and when it's dry as it will be easier to spread the dressing. You might have to do this a couple of times throughout…"
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Colin Hunt replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"It's only been down a month Stuart."
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Graham Taylor replied to Jenny Mellish's discussion Is made-in-China a second class?
"I reckon Chinese goods are the same as European goods........ you get good ones and you get bad ones. I would say that the majority of goods produced in China are produced to the quality standard requested from the European importer.......... if we…"
1 hour ago
Stuart @ Eco Garden Maintenance replied to James Brett's discussion Advice on sunken turf
"Could it have been some tree stumps that were ground out and the rotting wood has caused the level to sink ? I have seen this on more than one occasion."
2 hours ago
Simon Land replied to Andy's discussion How do you cut ornamental grasses?
"Hedge cutter is fine for most grasses, especially if its a big clump. For smaller clumps I tend to use a sharp hand scythe.
Another option which you can use if you have clients that aren't too fussy and a bit pro 'eco' gardening, is to use your hedg…"
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