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fuggy | 13:19 Mon 03rd Dec 2018 | Home & Garden
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During the wet spell my lawn is like a bog. The problem that I have is that there large patches of slime, just like Frog Spawn. Any idea as to what it is and how do I get rid of it?

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Slime Mould
Lots of advice on line.
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Thanks for that.
I'm thinking it may be caused by bacteria due to standing/stagnant water.
You could try draining it off by sinking the tines of a garden fork into it but it sounds like a messy job. lawn sand may help too.
Jumping on the OPs post here. My lawn at the rear of the house used to be good. Over the last few years I’ve had trouble with recurring moss after repeated treating. It dawned on me that it’s possibly caused by the rainwater run off from my neighbors garden, making my lawn waterlogged.They have paving slabs decking Astro turf ect. Any ideas on how I can treat the lawn. Are there grass seed suitable for wet areas. Seed that will germinate in winter. Thanks.
Some plant feed goes like gelatin like when mixed with water. Maybe someone spilt some on the grass prior to the rain?

ALs suggestion seems a bit far fetched.
If it was slime mould you would have thought it to be a mushroom rather than frog spawn 100%.
malagabob, Aeration then Scarification and then weed n feed for the lawn.
sapth // If it was slime mould you would have thought it to be a mushroom //

Really Spath...and you a professional Gardener...Slime Mould is not a fungus its a Protozoa and comes in many shapes and forms.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/what-is-slime-mold-slime.htm
Best to use a hollow tine aeration tool for both lying water and moss. Stuff on you tube aswell.

https://www.lawnsmith.co.uk/topic/aeration-equipment/hollow-tine-aerator
You may have been spot-on, fuggy.
Its just possible, it could be unfertilized frogspawn from a female frog that may have deposited there by a frog that was attacked there by a predator this is not unknown and if so, it should decompose fairly quickly.
You will still need to get lawn aerated
use hollow tine aerator then top dress with a mix of winter feed and sand
Spot on Minty I used to do it for a living
yes you can aerate and add in sand and if its just because of this year's excessive rain, it will help...BUT there is only one cure for a long term boggy lawn and that is properly improved drainage, eg french drains.

https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/installing-a-french-drain.htm
Woud have “thought” it was a fungus
And maybe some lawn seed in top dressing?
Wolfgang l agree but very expensive
100% can never have too much lawn seed
Its not tooo hard to do solo, you don’t have to go too deep. The main cost is the gravel and time
seed would be a waste of time during these months..here anyway... ..but I do a top dress of feed and seed after spring aeration and scarify...

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