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I use a couple of bags of potting compost after I fork and scariyfie my lawn and some grass seed


  • Scarifying is certainly a key job this time of year to get your lawn ready for Spring.

    I have an electric EINHELL scarifier which also comes with an aerator function. It certainly makes the job easier.
  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    You can use compost but you are better to use a dressing made out of peat, sand and a fine compost. I rake in this after scaryfying the lawn and adding some seed. It is still early to do these things - April is normally the ideal time.

  • Keyser SozeKeyser Soze Posts: 126

    Don't use compost if your drainage is poor, I used a compost/sharp sand mix after scarifying and aerating last year and made it worse.

    Meant to do it again with just sharp sand but as a result of last years shenanigans haven't been able to walk on it!

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