I have moved to a house a year ago that is approx 30 years old, th
lawn at the back slopes away from the house at a grade of approx 2
degrees. Large areas are in continual shade.
One such area I tilthed up this spring and spread Shady Grass seed ove
the area. This grew thick and strong and after a couple of cuts wa
doing well. Part way through the summer it started thinning out and no
I have an area of thin strandy grass that doesn't appear to be growin
back hard as I would expect it to.
The rest of the lawn looks pretty good on the surface, but is sufferin
from moss infestation underneath which I have been raking out an
spreading new grass seed over. Today after closer inspection I fin
that great swathes of the grass come up and the grass has a ver
shallow root and no strength to it. I pulled a good couple of squar
feet up very easily to leave nothing but bare soil behind.
I have started to areate the soil in places where it may be compact an
preventing good grass growth, but I would have thought the darn stuf
would be growing back quicker than it is.
I am wondering if it could be leatherjackets nibbling the root syste
away or just the moss growing underneath the thatch of the lawn.
Any thoughs/comment would be grately appreciated!
I am happy to post links to pictures if this would be helpful.