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our lawn is 50 years old, has no weeds, suffers moss in winter and we treat it. looking very jaded and patchy, we have scarified, liquid fertilised,applied and brushed in thin compost and topped with seed,all brushed in. we never get worm casts. any ideas? HELP!!!



You seem to be doing all the right things.

29 Apr, 2010


As Wyeboy says, you're doing all the right things - one question, though, what are you using to treat the moss? I hope its not Jeyes fluid...

29 Apr, 2010


Sounds like you have a drainage problem and the lawn is so compacted that the scarifying is not enough. Would you consider double digging a bit of it and add grit to the soil before replanting with new seed preferably round about September time as you have missed the April sowing time for this year. If you dig a border round it now you could plant potatoes in the bit you dig up and that will give it a rest and help to break up what is there. If it works you could tackle the rest next spring. I am not a lover of turf as it uses copious amounts of water and is often not successful unless it is installed and cared for very carefully. Do join GOY and you will find there are lots of ideas for you to mull over.

29 Apr, 2010


Having reread your question, you haven't mentioned aerating the lawn - are you doing that too?

29 Apr, 2010

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