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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!

 

I think I would,start again. You feel up to the task? Winter is a good time to do it on dry days. I trench the old turf in...upside down....and add dried manure or compost and some fertiliser. Next summer you will be glad you laid new lawn.
sotongeoff

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!

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