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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.
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?.