Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:46
Thankfully I have no lawn. Can you give me some idea asto the birth of your lawn. It appears that it is surronded by, what looks like woodchip?. Please don't tell me you at sometime laid turf on top of woodchip.
Nevertheless. Might I talk you through, what I would do. Apart from tidying up the edges. Good clean cut edges really do add to appearance. Then stop feeding it. Using a wire lawn rake. That's the one that fans out from the stock. Give the whole area a good even scarifying. This isn't just raking. It resenbles a scrubbing action over small areas at a time. This will get rid of dead stuff. Once you have cleared the waste. Give the whole area a good spiking. This is simply a method of forcing a fork straight down into the soil. The purpose is to areat the soil. This give access to air getting to the compacted soil and grass roots. Next. Depending upon your pocket or purse. Some sharp sand, spraed over the area. Then using if you have one. An Ash rake. This is all wood construction, usually used whe raking uo hay etc. Using it upside down. Spike pointing upwards. Gradually rake over the area useing a back and forth movement. This will have the effect of brushing the sand into the holes made by the fork. Then the chioce is yours. If you feel that it still looks orful, then a light top dressing of top soil, steralised if possible. Spread this via a shovel like the sand. A gentle raking using the Ash rake. ( an ordinary steel rake can be used, but the Ash rake is better). Once this is done. Using a good mixture of grass seed, scatter the seed as even as possible all over. Once again a gentle raking will help. Then the fight is on. The birds will feel that they have been invited to dinner. How you protect the seed and lawn is now your proble. I do hope this info helps. Keep us updated.