It has been a well-known fact that I adore my garden but its been a long hard slog for the last 5 years and it’s still not 100% how I would like it to be.
This year however I have noticed that my grass is awful condition and its covered with weeds, dead matted grass and moss, along with a slightly balding patch near football goal!
So I have finally bit the bullet and I have been looking at YouTube videos of how to fix my grotty grass and it seems the only way is to scarify it …. Do you know what that is? .. well I didn’t!
Scarifying can be done by using a garden rake or to save time and energy you can use a dedicated Scarifying tool, which we bought that actually looks scary but its super easy to use as all you do is run the scarifier over the grass and it does the rest with the blades to drag the dead grass and moss out so the healthy grass can get some room to grow!
This weekend we have finally made a start on mission gorgeous grass and it has involved once again using the teen to assist in the hard graft … although this time no grounding was used and in fact I only had to ask … although after a while she sat down to do small areas of grass.
After Beth tackled the dread grass (thatch) and general crud it was time to re-seed the whole area and once that is done the next thing on the list to do is weed and feed the grass with a follow-up scarifying session in a month (although not so harshly done this time.
Who knows maybe I might get a willing helper for the next stages two … although I am not sure my teen will want to help do the jobs that don’t show how much you have done … it’s not so easy to keep bringing up how much she has done without visual evidence!
So here’s to a summer lawn to be proud of!
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