lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Eastpointe, Mi
Question by eeason325
September 17, 2009
my lawn is brown and hard what can i do to inprove it and get it back to green

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2009


Sounds like the soil is compacted and you can improve the situation by aerating your lawn. 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. You can then overseed your entire lawn.

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