It is only in the last couple of years that I have had the time to do much gardening, and one of my projects was to tackle an area that had too many weeds and bare patches in it to call a proper lawn. I hoped I didn’t have to go through the hard work of completely re-turfing.
I tried using Evergreen Complete 4 in 1, which the manufacturers say, “Feeds lawns, kills weeds, controls moss and its unique Watersmart Formula helps your lawn resist heat, drought and other stresses.”
The first year I gave the area three applications of these granules during the main growing season (April-September). I felt it needed this amount due to the hardy weeds and moss that had built up over many years of neglect, and the general poor condition of the grass. As directed I left 6 weeks in between treatments.
Be careful not to get any of the mixture on paths, or walk it into your home on the bottom of your shoes, as it could then cause rust coloured stains on walkways and floors. When spreading, I started at the bottom of the garden and walked backwards, towards the house, so that I did not tread in the area after I had treated it. I tried to time my treatments just before heavy rain was forecast. If it doesn’t rain heavily within a couple of days, you should water thoroughly yourself. The area should not be used until the granules have been watered in.
When spreading do try to use the suggested amount, as using less may not work, and using more could damage any heathy grass that you have.
As the weeds and moss died off, there was the smell of decay for a while. Then I raked up all the dead material, about 5 weeks after the each application.
To finish off the job, I used grass seed on the large bare patches that were left after the weeds and moss had gone.
A year later, I have a much more attractive lawn to enjoy. To try to keep it that way, I plan to treat it with Evergreen 4 in 1 just once a year for now on.
I have found the best times for substantial special offer prices on this are at the beginning and end of the grass growing season, so I will be on the look out to buy more from March onwards.
Its that time of year that the weather gets better, and the garden needs to be sorted for the summer. In my case, due the excess rain this winter, our grass has alot of moss. Weeds are not to bad, but its full of moss.
I purchased this product due to its 4 in 1 mixture.
1) A deeper green colour for the grass
2) Kills weeds
3) Kills moss
4) Improves water absorption
It looks like bird seed when you spread it over the grass. Bear in mind that his is not used to grow grass.
So how are the result?
Green colour: Within days, it was clear to see the grass had become alot greener. I tested this by leaving a patch untreated, and it was clear to see the difference in colour.
Kills weeds: Lets be honest, this is not a liquid, so this is going to take weeks to kill them off. My garden however does remain weed free at the moment.
Kills moss: About three days after spreading, the moss was black. It killed it off, and was so easy to rake out. It kills it down to the root. It does not damage the grass.
Improve water absorption: Difficult to tell but I have to say that I have noticed over the weeks that the strands of grass are alot thicker and are growing fast. Ok so we have had a good mix of rain and heat, but the strands are thicker.
Evergreen does not work over night, and you have to be patient, but plant it early, ready for the summer and your have a great looking garden.
It is available at most DIY stores aswell as alot of supermarkets now. I picked mine up at Amazon and choose to get it in the plastic can. It has a nice nozzle at the end which allows you to spread the seeds evenly.
If you do plan to buy this, get it very soon. You need for it to work so it has done it stuff by the summer, allowing you to enjoy your garden.
EverGreen Complete will help you produce a more beautiful lawn after just one simple application. It’s unique 4-in-1 formula feeds and greens the grass, kills weeds and moss plus it helps your lawn make the most of every drop of water that falls. / It’s quick and easy to apply through the built-in hand-held spreader. Just walk up and down the lawn to spread the granules in an even pattern. Specially formulated to help build a thick, green lawn with stronger roots to better absorb water and nutrients / In just 7 days you will see greener grass and the moss turning brown before dying off / In the next few weeks broadleaved weeds such as white clover, daisies, dandelions will twist and turn until they fade away / While the long-lasting nutrients in EverGreen Complete continue to feed the grass so that it becomes thicker and greener over the next 6 weeks / Treats 200 square metres