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    • flossiea
    • By flossiea 31st Mar 16, 12:13 PM
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    Product to stop grass growing so fast
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    • 31st Mar 16, 12:13 PM
    Product to stop grass growing so fast 31st Mar 16 at 12:13 PM
    I was wondering if anyone can recommend a product to put on my back garden grass which is a fast growing type, planted by the previous owners, that will stop it growing so fast, its grows back within a few days and I have gardeners come in once a month. The product would also need to be pet friendly. Thanks for any advice.
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    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 31st Mar 16, 12:48 PM
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    There's not much you can do, chemically. There are growth regulators - nurseries use them occasionally, but they are expensive and, as far as I am aware, not available to buy freely.There's no reason why you couldn't re-seed with low maintenance grass seed, which will require fewer cuts. Short of that, the only product would be to buy your own lawnmower - or goat!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 31st Mar 16, 12:53 PM
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    • 31st Mar 16, 12:53 PM
    This little gadget will do the job:
    http://www.johnlewis.com/robomow-rc304-robotic-electric-lawnmower/p1239328?navAction=jump
    It comes with a pink ribbon, but I don't think you get the bloke...or maybe you do for that price.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 31-03-2016 at 12:56 PM.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 31st Mar 16, 1:16 PM
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    • 31st Mar 16, 1:16 PM
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    • 31st Mar 16, 1:16 PM
    For that price, I'll cut the OP's grass, and I'll even wear a pink ribbon myself!
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 31st Mar 16, 6:38 PM
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    • 31st Mar 16, 6:38 PM
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    • 31st Mar 16, 6:38 PM
    . The product would also need to be pet friendly.
    Add some more?

    Last edited by I have spoken; 31-03-2016 at 6:42 PM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 31st Mar 16, 9:16 PM
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    For that price, I'll cut the OP's grass, and I'll even wear a pink ribbon myself!
    Originally posted by DaftyDuck
    Pink ribbon and hula-hula skirt on offer here....

    But enough of this nonsense.... There is a product used in amenity horticulture which makes grass grow more slowly. It costs £350 for the standard 5 litres, so even if it was available to the general public, few might want it.

    I also believe Cutlass hedge growth regulator may still be found under the counter, but even that is a whacking £30 for 250ml.

    Looked at in that light, the sheep I'm currently paying below the minimum wage, are quite good value, especially as we'll get to eat one of them later......

    ...No, we won't know which one!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 31st Mar 16, 9:31 PM
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    Wild rabbits keep our back lawn in trim though it does have downsides.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 31st Mar 16, 9:54 PM
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    Wild rabbits keep our back lawn in trim though it does have downsides.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    Would that be Watership Downsides?
    • flossiea
    • By flossiea 4th Apr 16, 11:44 AM
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    • 4th Apr 16, 11:44 AM
    Thanks everyone, long grass it is then
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 9th Apr 16, 10:42 PM
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    It's a cost balance you need to figure out. A primo Maxx treatment from a pro lawn care company might cut down the frequency of garden visits, but you alreadybpay for the minimum monthly visit by the sound of it so I'm not sure what you're expecting.
    • Brontus Horace
    • By Brontus Horace 16th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
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    Stop grass growing so fast
    Simply cut it as short as you can as often as you can and make sure you remove the clippings every time. Never water it. Eventually the grass will become exhausted and either grow less or die off to be replaced with mosses and weed growth (including wild flowers).

    I always envy the Spanish because so much of their grass is short and brownish and doesn't need cutting more than once or twice a year!
    • Niv
    • By Niv 16th Jun 17, 12:19 PM
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    Simply cut it as short as you can as often as you can and make sure you remove the clippings every time. Never water it. Eventually the grass will become exhausted and either grow less or die off to be replaced with mosses and weed growth (including wild flowers).

    I always envy the Spanish because so much of their grass is short and brownish and doesn't need cutting more than once or twice a year!
    Originally posted by Brontus Horace

    Yea, brown grass with moss and weeds is so much nicer!
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 17th Jun 17, 9:56 PM
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    Swap to clover?

    Works for me. I don't cut the grass at all these days....
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
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    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 17th Jun 17, 10:55 PM
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    I pour beer on mine....

    Comes up half-cut!

    Tada...boom.

    And I'll get me coat...
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