We had dead looking patches all over ours last year where the sun gets it all day and loads of people said “it’ll come back”, but it hasn’t. So still bare patches on one side, and dead patches now in the shady bits where DH has done weed and feed and scarified and since then there has been no rain so it looks AWFUL at the moment!
Doesn’t help that we neglected it a bit the last couple of years.
Our north-facing garden was brilliant last summer. Little patchy in parts and still is, but overall held up very well.
Our south-facing garden is essentially non-existent. Despite our best efforts to scarify, weed and feed, it’s now mostly weeds. We couldn’t keep up with them. I’m not sure what to do anymore as there is no way we can dig them all up and there’s very little grass left.
Yay, it’s raining! Hoping it will do the lawn some good.
DH scarified after the weed and feed so it’s looking shocking at the moment especially with the lack of rain the past couple of weeks but the ground is very dry and compacted so I want to wait till the soil is a bit moist and then try and loosen it/aerate it a bit before trying to reseed.
I think we should have prepared it for winter a bit better.
If you try and get into the habit of tending it in the spring and autumn and mowing in between you should be okay going forward.
Maybe I've been lucky but I literally apply feed, weed and mosskiller once in spring and once in autumn (preferably before a heavy shower) and rake/scarify and seed any bald bits as required. Takes very little time and keeps it ticking over all year
I try to never let it grow too long between mowings as I cba dealing with all the clippings it produces nor the extra time it takes (lazy)