It's been three months since my last garden post, which consisted of images of our new lawn; a vibrant green fresh, healthy fabulous lawn. Weeeell, things have changed slightly. That same bright green lawn is now this...
Serious dead patches over the whole lawn! It doesn't actually show up so bad on camera, it looks much worse in real life. I don't really know what happened though, I didn't manage to borrow a lawnmower in the end, which meant the lawn never had it's first mow in early Autumn. I did eventually cut it with some shears on my hands and knees one morning, and what a lunatic I must have looked! Worst of all, that same day, the upstairs flat next door was being re-fitted, so I had an entire audience of tradesmen passing by; they must have thought I was absolutely insane! It was a bit insane. But, it desperately needed a trim, so this is how I went about it. I didn't cut much off at all, in fact it barely looked much different. That was months ago, and it didn't seem to harm the lawn in any way.
But now, I'm regretful to say, it probably wasn't the most wise decision. Now it's dull, patchy and deathly looking. I don't know whether it was the fact it hadn't had a proper trim, whether the snow had affected it, or whether the leaves on the ground had stopped it from getting enough sunlight; basically, I just don't know. But this weekend was a gorgeous one, and I thought it was about time I tried to rescue this grass somewhat. That started with it's first ever mow. I managed to pick up a lawnmower in the January sale, and finally put it to work..
It's not the neatest cut going, I'll admit. I also think the mower may have cut the grass too short, which hopefully (fingers and toes crossed!) isn't going to kill it off completely. You're not meant to cut more than 1/3 off at a time, and I'm pretty sure it chopped it straight in half. I added some lawn food to the ground in hope of bringing it back to life.
Elsewhere in the garden, I'm super pleased to say that the rose-bushes I thought had died by relocating them, are in fact alive and beginning to grow! Yep, check this out..
Really happy about that! Maybe there's hope yet for our grass? I also took the time to finally put the christmas tree trimmings into the compost heap along with heaps of leaves from the garden. It's looking pretty good in there too! Getting back in the garden has got me pumped with ideas for spring, bring on the sunshine!