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when in yorkshire is the best time to feed my lawn is march to early after rakeing airateing and topsoil or compost used do i ave to wait until april and will the grass go green without feed the lawn is in its third season in august and was layed from seed buttercups are a major problem as are dadillions can you advise me on this please thankyou adiee
. I have used a lawn feed and weed , to get rid of the moss and weeds in my lawn , the grass has turned vey brown , it has been raked and I have got rid of mostly all the top moss but it seems to be very deep , after raking for a back breaking couple of hours and then mowing I am at a loss as what to do next . Please can you advise me .The lawn has also been dug in with a fork , and watered ,I would be grateful if you could direct me out of this mess thankyou CHRISTINE NOBLE
My lawn is heavily laden with moss, I used Evergreen lawn treatment. After a week or so I scarified it and had a lot of thatch from it. Since doing this the lawn has a lot of dead grass patches. What do I need to do to revive my lawn. PS. the lawn is about 20ft by 15ft . Cheers Kled.
we did this at the end of last summer,as we only moved in last year the lawn was full of moss,hope it makes a differance,but will do it again.this spring.thankyou for all your advice.ifound it so helpful
Moss in a lawn is invariably due to poor drainage / soil compaction. After you have raked out the moss, use a fork or hollow tine aerator to spike the lawn and brush sharp sand into the holes. You should notice you will have far less moss in the future.


Nice One Monty - I have seen this video before but it's good to refresh my memory every year! Thanks
I have recently moved in to a new house and poor drainage is an issue on my lawn. Given that the grass has started growing now have I missed the opportunity to improve drainage this year?When is the best time to aerate and scarify my lawn?
I have a problem, not just with moss, but with a white "slime" around the base of some blades of grass. It looks like a soft pile of breadcrumbs - sometime white, and sometimes with a yellowish tinge. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
I found this feature very useful and have started to improve the look and condition of my lawn thanks to Monty's advice, what would we do without him. Thankyou again Monty
do i put seeds on as well?
This is excellent advice and something I did a couple of years ago and it works a treat, my lawn was lush. To be honest I didn't rake in any sand which maybe I should have because the lawn is back to square one. I live in SW Scotland and we have had a wetter then normal season plus my front lawn only gets a wee bit of sun, more in the summer but only really late afternoon sun. Question. Would applying sand/topsoil have made any difference or is it just going to be an on going thing?

I did my lawn and got 13 big bags (the white ones builders use) of moss out .

I brought a electric scrapper ,but putting holes in even with a fork took me about 20 hours of hard work .Iwish I could hire to tools to do the job or my weekends will be taken up again this year.

Hi, we relaid our lawn last April and due to my sons playing outside a lot we now have large bald patches. How can I get rid of these patches?

hi everyone...get in touch with GreenThumb, they do lawn care and its not as expensive as you would expect...they work miracles. lawn at our new home looks and feels like cows have been wandering over it, very mossy (though being treated) etc...should I use a roller on it?

After carrying out all the steps in the improve your lawn video. How long do you have to wait before you can mow the lawn.



When monty mentions sharp sand, will builders sharp sand do
many thanks

Hi. As 'Plant' above asks, do we not mix in seed with the sand and soil before brushing in ??

I have recently seeded my lawn and it's coming up nice but here and there I have bare patches ,the grass is about 1" high now , when do I mow it and should I patch the bare parts with compost and more seed when the rain stops, advice much appreciated many thanks.

Andy, I'm not an expert at this (quite the novice myself but learning thanks to this site) but I think if you add sand (proper horticultural sand - not builders sand or play sand that might contain salt that would damage the seeds) if helps you spread the mix more evenly. I've done this with fine seeds before and it worked really well.
Adding soil over the top gives the seed something to grow into as well as protecting it from birds.

I'd be tempted to add the seeds to the soil and apply that and THEN give it a light covering with multi-purpose compost.

I hope this helps!