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How can I make my lawn grass thicker and greener?

If your lawn grass is looking a bit thin and discoloured, despite your rigorous watering program, there are a number of things you could do to help make it thicker and greener, such as:

Carry out a soil test – Before doing anything else, buy a soil testing kit to test the pH levels of your soil. Ideally, your soil should have a healthy balance of acid and alkaline.

If the soil test reveals an imbalance, you can apply additives, but it is best to get professional advice first.

Add fertiliser – One of the most common reasons a lawn becomes thin and discoloured is because of a lack of feed. To remedy this, buy a good quality fertiliser, such as the varieties available at Ivinghoe Turf, and apply evenly during the growing season.

Overseed – Once you’ve improved the quality of your lawns topsoil, the next step would be to sow some new seed over what you already have.

If you do choose this method, the best times to do it would be in spring or autumn and make sure to buy a seed that matches the grass you already have.

Check your mower – Correctly mowing your lawn with a well-maintained mower is one of the most important factors in keeping your lawn lush and green. Blunt or rusted blades tend to tear and rip the grass, which will eventually have a negative effect on the root system and produce a more sparse lawn.

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