Monday, 10 October 2011

Brown Patches

Three years ago the banks in the front quadrangle were returfed with a Crested Hairgrass, Koeleria macrantha. A dense turf, it was chosen for its slow growth rate, drought tolerance and low nutrient requirement, making it ideal for the banks.
Since being laid, patches of a different, light green grass have become more visible and have been steadily increasing in size, resulting in the need for them to be removed. Joss spent the day carefully raking out the unwanted grass, filling the gaps with soil and reseeding. Hopefully with the warm weather and the dewy mornings, it wont be long before the seed germinates and the banks are all green again.

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