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How to restore an old patchy lawn

mich1972
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How to restore an old patchy lawn

So our couch back lawn was depleted and reverting back to sand as it’s so old , it needed a big boost of top dressing. I used Hortico Top Dress from Bunnings. I did this 8 days ago. 

 

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Rake the top dress out.

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 I like to use a granular wetting agent. WettaSoil from Bunnings. Once this is added make sure to hand water it in. 

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I like to use Richgro Rock Minerals as a natural slow release fertiliser that won’t dump too much nitrogen straight away. I also use this throughout our garden. Again hand water in straight away.

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 Give it a good hand water. 
Safety tip - wear a mask when applying these products as they are quite dusty.

 

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8 days later it’s looking better, the harsh patches need more time but it is an improvement. 

I will post a follow up in another week to show you how it is going 😊

 

 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: How to restore old patchy lawn

Great result. Many thanks for sharing @mich1972. I'm sure there are plenty of lawns out there that are struggling this summer. Appreciate the tips.

 

If any Bunnings Workshop members need a hand reviving their lawn, please let us know.

 

Jason

 

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mich1972
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Re: How to restore old patchy lawn

Thanks @Jason It has been so hot here in Perth and our garden and lawn has taken a beating...... 

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Snow91
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Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

Agree. My front and back lawns have recently taken a hammering. I'll be jumping on your bandwagon, and trying to resuscitate it this weekend! 

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mich1972
Super Contributor

Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

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So the M-I-L’s new house has heaps of lawn !!!! Couch lawn. And it has been neglected. So we have done the same here as we did to our lawn.

Lawn Top Dress
Granular Wetting Agent
Rock Minerals

All purchased from Bunnings. 

Hand water thoroughly as always.

Wearing a mask as it’s dusty work.

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mich1972
Super Contributor

Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

Thank You @Snow91. It is so hot and dry here in Perth that our gardens and lawns  need more attention with Waterwise .

 

I should have also mentioned that it helps to aerate the lawn if needed. I did not do this with our back lawn and it is recovering well and we didn’t aerate the M-I-L’s lawn. I will post an update of her lawn in two weeks to share how it’s recovering 😊

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

It's great to hear you've seen some improvement @mich1972. It sounds like it been a scorching week over there.

 

Many thanks for sharing, and I can wait to see your results.

 

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mich1972
Super Contributor

Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

@MitchellMc  Mitch it’s been that hot and dry here that my poor Worm Farms have taken a harsh beating and I have to start again 🥵😔

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mich1972
Super Contributor

Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

We mowed the back lawn, recovering well and patches growing back after top dress. Very happy now !!!!!!

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: How to restore an old patchy lawn

That's coming along very well @mich1972 and appears very lush!

 

Many thanks for updating us.

 

Mitchell

 

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