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Tatie3 Mon 12-Feb-18 20:46:54

Our garden is very muddy and we've lost lots of grass due to our lovely new rescue dog. Am I right in thinking that I can aerate the ground with a garden fork? If I spread some grass seed around now would I take hold or would it be best to wait until the warmer weather?

FuzzyCustard Tue 13-Feb-18 15:20:38

I stab my lawn with a garden fork (rather randomly, I must admit) and when I dig up dandelions I fill the holes with lawn sand. Wait to sow grass seed until warmer weather - it will take off really well in April or so.
Best thing you can do for muddy/worn lawns is not to walk on them - it just makes them worse!

Ffsnothingworks Wed 14-Feb-18 10:26:59

My mum and dad ended up paving and fencing off part of their garden for their dog in the end. As their dog is a whirling dervish of a spaniel who ruins their my garden. They are lucky enough to have the space though!

Tatie3 Wed 14-Feb-18 13:38:39

Thank you, I'll do some stabbing with the fork now and leave the grass seed for later on! I'd love to fence a bit off but he's a large greyhound and needs all of the garden, the worst bits are where he turns on the spot when he's zooming around the place.

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