I'm new and after some advice. I have a small shady yard and last year
in Oct I sowed some grass. Tha advice was not to cut it? It grew well to
my surprise but over the winter the snow and rain have flattened it to a
soggy mulch what should i do to revitalise it or is it too late?
I am only replying to your question as a part of an internet literacy
class I am taking. Unfortunately I do not know a whole lot about
gardening. In my experience though, if the grass grew before the
snowfall and established a strong root system, it will revitilize
itself when the weather gets nice. Good luck.
Your best bet would be to do nothing at the moment. From what you
described it sounds like the ground is still very wet from the snow/
rain. Wait for your yard to dry out until you are certain you can pass
a mower (riding or pushing) over it without it sinking into the lawn.
No need to get stuck! Since your lawn is shady you're going to have a
higher amount of moisture than a lawn that is exposed to full sun, so
you are probably going to have a "wet" lawn on more than one occasion
throughout the year. Once it dries out trim your grass. You may have
to do multiple passes if the grass is quite high. Keeping the grass
trimmed regularly might help reduce moisture; it will give the grass
"room to breathe" instead of letting it get tangled and matted. I hope
this helps you. Good luck!
boomer365 I believe there's nothing you really can do at this moment.
Wait for more sun and wait until it tries up. Cutting it then will be
a better idea. Plus the snow may have ruined some of the grass so
sadly I think you may have to replant some seeds to rejuvinate your
Good luck boomer365.
If I were you, I would play it by ear. I would first wait for it to
dry out enough so your lawn mower is not sinking in the mud. I'd then
mow it and see how it does. If you have some bare spots, I would
replenish them with grass seed and see how it goes. The biggest thing
is not getting too anxious and trying to mow it before it's dried out.
That could do more damage than there already is.
If I were you I would wait for the area to dry before you attempt to
do anything. Once it is dry enough to mow without sinking in the mud,
I'd mow it. If you have any bare spots, I'd replenish them with more
grass seed and see what happens.
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