Rake the thatch out of your lawn

Garden Answers (UK) - - Easy Gardening -

Now’s the per­fect time to get your lawn back into shape af­ter sum­mer. Rake out any thatch then use a fork to aer­ate the lawn, which al­lows air, water and nu­tri­ents to reach the grass roots. Sink a fork in. Work­ing in straight lines, prefer­ably af­ter a rain shower, push the fork deep into the soil ev­ery few feet. (If us­ing a hol­low tine aer­a­tor, leave any small clods of soil to dry on the sur­face.) Top dress with sand. Brush this into the holes to im­prove drainage. Ap­ply an au­tumn feed. Make sure you use a low-ni­tro­gen au­tumn fer­tiliser that won’t en­cour­age lots of lush growth. See our Buyers’ Guide p95 for more

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