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Could someone please advise me on how to treat a 30-year old,seriously compacted lawn (on a thin layer of soil). There is a lot of worm activity at the moment, which presumably is helping to aerate the soil. The overall condition, though, is so bad, that I wonder if the best thing to do is to dig the lawn up and start again!
You can spike the lawn with a fork and rake it then top dress it and sweep the dressing into the holes--this is hard work
You can hire/buy a machine to do a similar job
Or-next spring when it starts growing again use a lawn weed and feed preparation and with regular mowing it will look fine by the Summer
It all depends on how important is is to you-but probably preferable than starting again.
Thank you both for your advice. I think I'll follow yours, sotongeoff!