Lawn grow short - Knowledgebase Question

Eastpointe, Mi
Question by eeason325
April 22, 2009
My lawn is dark green but it grow short and my soil is compact what can i do about this.


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Answer from NGA
April 22, 2009

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If your soil is compacted you can rent a core aerator to help improve the soil. A core aerator will remove one inch by three inch plugs from the lawn. Leave the plugs on the lawn and they will dissolve in rain or water from the sprinklers. After aerating spread a thin layer of sand or compost over the area and water it in well. The sand or compost plus the soil from the plugs will work their way down into the holes left by the plugs and help the soil loosen up. Best wishes with your lawn!

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