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my lawn is a mess. its patchy, and looks yuk, it needs thickening up if you know what i mean, ive reseeded it, fed it racked it, aerated it, you name it....any help appreciated, or should i employ one of those lawn people who come and do it all for you??
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My lawn looks terrible at the moment because I didn't spend enough time raking off dead leaves this year. There are lots of dead patches where the leaves shaded out the grass. If you have a lot of trees over-shadowing your lawn, you're likely to find it difficult to grow anything other than a shade-tolerant seed mix. Otherwise it's likely to be the soil that's causing trouble so keep up with the aerating and adding top-dressings. It's amazing how you can improve the soil a lawn is growing on with the grass still in place.
thank you Emma I will keep trying, appreciate your advice and post x
time off year Denise wait till spring give it a very good rake over fork it depends on the location of the lawn what type off grass seed you need shade or sunny position good luck hope that helps
my lawn also does not look good> I have been usong Green Thumb for years. they tell me I now have Snow mould< Help
oh dear I do hope it improves i just want it to thicken up! thanks to you all x
hi joan, what is snow mould. the blades of grass on my lawn are turning white and gradually spreading. have you had any positive replies as i am also very worried or any treatments.
I have two areas of lawn that have been a nightmare to try and sort out. Both suffered years of neglect before I moved here and had a lot of bare parches, moss and fungus in abundance. I treated one with a recomended solution which had no effect. I decided that regular cutting, scarifying and keeping them free from debris was the best, and the cheapest!, way to go about restoring them. Now after 3 years of this i am begining to see signs of both revival and growth. there is far less moss and fungus and only about one barish part left.
Hope this is of some use.