Artificial lawn and subsequent soil issues
The Bald Gardener
The AG was lifted a week or two back and the soil turned over, raked etc. I was just a bit concerned as I saw no worms when doing this; that and the dusty appearance the surface had taken on (Kinda forgot a week of sun has that effect!) got me worried. Think I may have been unduly concerned.
I broke the surface and the soil below was still retaining moisture so I reckon that's an indicator of it being fine. The chicken poo pellets were already purchased so I raked the ground over after breaking it up a little, scattered the pellets, tramped it all down, gave it another light rake and added top soil, which I raked level and tramped down before giving that another wee scattering of pellets and another light rake. It should be fine.
I'll maybe give it a little dusting of bone meal, as suggested, a week or so before I seed in late August.
It is so tempting to fire the grass seed down now, gonna have to be patient though.