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10/03/2014 at 17:20

We have a lawn which is about 100mtrs x 40 mtrs on a very slight slope. We're on clay type soil and when we first started caring for the lawn, it used to get very wet & boggy. At the start of the season, as we go into spring I have deep forked and almost lifted the lawn away from the sub strata. Fork deeply and then really pull down on the fork till you hear it 'ripping' away. I leave it a few days for aeration and then roll it back down where the surface has been disturbed by the fork 'pulling' THEN I TOP DRESS WITH ABOUT 7-8 BAGS OF SHARP SAND. I've been doing this every year for the last 4 or 5 years. The lawn now drains so much better, soild doesn't get anywhere near as 'boggy' even after heavy rainfall and the lawn looks splendid in peak season. 

28/08/2015 at 20:25

One of the questions here was asking where to obtain Cornish silver horticultural grit. The question has not been answered . I used it in the 1950s and 60s and I would like to obtain some now. The grains were about one eigth of an inch squarish. Does anyone know how to obtain it?.

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