How to repair your lawn

How to repair your lawn

How to repair your lawn

How to repair your lawn
It’s almost time to switch our indoor fires for our outdoor fire pits, and to move from the oven to the BBQ. Summer evenings in our gardens are fast approaching, and if you’re anything like the team at, you will be eagerly awaiting those days!

As the weather is just beginning to change, now is a great time to take a look outside and identify any repairs that might need done before your garden becomes host for the next few months.

If you’re lucky, and we mean really lucky, you won’t have any repairing to do. But lawns are a labour of love, and more often than not, they will require a bit of TLC to keep them looking great.

Firstly, we need to find out what needs to be repaired…

Why is my lawn thinning?

This has to be one of those most common lawn occurrences. While it isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing thing to happen, a lawn that is thinning isn’t the worst problem you can come across. It can simply mean that your lawn is a much-loved part of your home and has become thin due to wear and tear over time.

To help fix any thinning areas of your lawn, you could opt for a lawn food, to help improve the overall thickness of your lawn. At this time of year, you could either use our Oh So Green lawn food or our All Summer Long lawn food. Both of these will give your lawn a healthy boost of nutrients that will help to revitalise your lawns thickness and appearance. Our Oh So Green lawn food will get to work over the course of 6 weeks, so it’s perfect if you want a quick fix. Although our All Summer Long lawn food will do the same for your lawn, it will work over a longer period of 16 weeks, so your lawn will be nourished and fed for longer. 

Pesky patches!

Similar to a thinning lawn, this isn’t the worst thing to see happen in your garden and can be easily fixed. Patches or bare spots on your lawn will normally appear after prolonged wear and tear, dog urine or pests and diseases. With the right knowledge on how to fix these, it can be very easily done, and your garden will be ready for the summer in no time.

We would recommend carrying out some overseeding on the areas of your lawn that have become bare and patchy. This can be done with any leftover seed you have from sowing your lawn, or if you need to get another lawn seed, be sure to consult our guide on how to choose the best lawn seed. This will ensure that you choose a seed mix that is fit for purpose and one that will flourish in your garden.

The process of overseeding is straightforward and easy to complete, and to make things even easier, we have a video guide on how to overseed your lawn, which can be followed for best results.

For more tips and tricks on repairing patchy or thinning lawns, make sure to read our blog on how to repair patches on your lawn.

Help, my lawn is yellow!

A yellow lawn can be caused by a number of things, and each lawn will be different. So, it’s best to find out what is causing your lawn to turn yellow before trying to fix it.

  • Your lawn is hungry

We recommend feeding your lawn at least twice a year, to help maintain a level of nutrients that will help your lawn to stay green and fight off any diseases that may pop over throughout the year. A yellowing lawn could be due to a lack of nutrients being fed into your lawn, so a quick feed will help to reverse those effects.

  • Dog urine

All dog urine is incredibly high in nitrogen, and when this is applied directly to your lawn while your dog does its business, it can leave your lawn scorched or yellow. Unless you train your dog to go elsewhere, your best bet at repairing dog urine patches is to try and water over those areas straight away or opt for a hard wearing lawn seed like our Tough Stuff Lush Lawn.

While these are two of the most common reasons, there are others like pests, poor mowing or drought and flooding that can cause yellow patches across your lawn, so make sure to follow our blog and find out why your lawn is turning yellow and how to fix it.

Is that a pest?

While we would love a lawn that didn’t suffer at the hands of pests every so often, our lawns are bursting with living things, and so pests are just part and parcel of that. But there are sometimes when they can overstay their welcome and start to cause problems…

Leatherjackets and chafer grubs are typically the most common lawn pests that you will comes across in your garden. If they are found and treated early, they can cause minimal disruption, but if they are left untreated you might be left with a bit of a mess. Our guide to lawn pests will help you to identify which one is taking over your lawn and how you can start to treat them.

What’s that weed!!

Weeds can be hard to spot because they tend to blend in with your lawn until they have spread and grown quite significantly. But if you have a keen eye for your lawn then you will be able to spot them almost as soon as they show their heads. The most common weeds you will see in the UK are couch grass and poa annua. Both of these can be easily treated so that your lawn can get back to its former glory before you know it! For larger areas, we would recommend using our 3IN1 Lawn Rescue. It’s a fast-acting product that will remove weeds and moss in the first two weeks and then continue to keep your lawn green for the next 4 weeks with a beneficial blend of powerful nutrients!

If you have stuck with us until now, hopefully you have identified what is wrong with your lawn and how you can start to fix it in time for the summer months. You can also find some more spring lawncare tips over on our seasonal guide pages.