For the last couple years, I've spent a lot of time on my lawn getting
it to what I think it pretty decent. We had some building work done over
winter and as much as I tried to protect it, some areas got a little too
I bought in a bulk bag of Baileys of Norfolk 'Turf Renovation Mix' -
basically a sandy top dressing. Aerated the lawn and raked and cut it
last week. I then went about spreading and brushing in the top dressing.
Overseeded it and raked this in. Although I do have a lot of the
established grass tips showing through the top dressing, in some areas,
particularly the lower spots, it has covered much of the grass.
My question is: Will a good established dwarf creeping rye grass, which
was sold as a hard waring type push through a thin top dressing?
I hope so?
if it isn't buried too deeply it should
be ok. also if the surrounding grass is ok
and the area is small then it will fill in
from the sides even if it does get smothered.
the only real problem is that gaps like
this are invitations to blowing weed seeds
to get established.
next time, go thinner on the application
and do multiple applications as the grass
this is pretty much the best approach for
applying compost also, a thin layer on top
spread out and then as it disappears add
more if needed.
if you just recently did this you can go
out and rake away some of the extra on top
in the areas that look thick enough to smother
and then it should be ok. give it a good
watering if there hasn't been enough rain.
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