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Help identifying problem

When I bought this property, I later found that the owners where basically only cutting the grass 2-3 times a year. We tried to air the grass by racking it to lift the "hay like" dead grass under the seamingly healthy grass. When it comes to grass and gardening in general, I need to learn a lot. Our city has a ban on perticides, so I'm looking for advide on getting this grass in a healthy state. Weeds are popping every 2-3 feet, I'm assuming from the result of the dead grass.

I'm living in Eastern Canada.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Posts: 30
Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 1:35 pm
Location: Southern Saskatchewan

hi there
you can repair the lawn you have by getting rid of the dead grass and over seeding new grass.
I think the first thing you need to do is remove all of the old thatch (dead grass)
Cut your lawn very short about 1 inch high or so.
If you can - rent a power rake they work great or if it is just a small lawn you can rake it your self but you need to use a thatching rake.
dig up your weeds and level out the holes......

Here is a link it is a great site for lawn repair [url][/url]

It gives you step by step what to do.
good luck

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