Gardens and Gardening
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Lockdown has changed many of our activities. None more so than those activities around the house and garden. One task I set myself was to improve the condition of my lawn. With the absence of the company that previously visiting 5 times a year, to administer chemicals, I had to do it myself. I did some research and soon concluded that 5 times a year was not necessary. The important thing is to provide nutrients to a well drained and weed/moss free lawn, probably 3 times a year. So the first task was to get rid of a large part of the lawn with a scarifier. This was followed by making multiple holes, in the lawn, which I filled with sand. I then administered an organic fertiliser in early May, followed by Iron sulphate ( it makes the grass greener) in June. Between now and late September I will only cut the lawn, then I will provide the lawn with some more nutrients ready for winter. That should last me to next May. I am proud of the result. Jim
'Peter' Moira Adeney writes:
‘Logging is a hot, dirty job usually endured once a year and for the person holding the logs (me) an extended opportunity to get showered in sawdust. However the lack of alternative diversions, enabled Peter to get his stashes of tree trunks chopped up into suitable sizes. Several sessions have ensured a considerable supply logged and stored thus providing several winters of warmth, exercise, effort and satisfaction of a job well done!’