New reply from kiaradawani

<p>Your plan sounds like a good approach to improving your weedy, mossy, and compacted lawn. Here are some additional tips that may help:</p>
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<p>Core aeration is a good choice for clay soil because it allows water and nutrients to penetrate more deeply, helping to break up the compacted soil. You can rent an aerator from a garden center or hire a professional lawn care service to do the job for you.</p>
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<p>As for moss treatment, there are products available that don't require raking out the moss. These products typically work by killing the moss and breaking it down over time, so it becomes incorporated into the soil. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully and avoid over-application, which can damage your lawn.</p>
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<p>In addition to treating bald patches with grass-seed, you may also consider overseeding the entire lawn to improve its overall health and appearance. Choose a seed blend that is appropriate for your region and soil type, and be sure to water the lawn regularly after seeding.</p>
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<p>Consider using organic lawn care products that are gentle on the environment and won't harm beneficial insects or other wildlife in your yard. These products can be just as effective as traditional chemical treatments, but without the harmful side effects.</p>
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<p>Finally, be patient! It can take some time for your lawn to recover from years of neglect, so don't expect overnight results. With regular maintenance and care, however, you should be able to turn your weedy, mossy, and compacted lawn into a lush, healthy green space that you can enjoy for years to come. <a href="https://www.yourtexasbenefits.ltd/">Your Texas Benefits</a></p>
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Original Post by steverob

Weedy compacted lawn on clay – any advice?

<p>Says it all really: my lawn is weedy and mossy, and to make matters worse, it's on clay and quite compacted.</p>
<p>My plan is as follows: treat with lawn weed and feed, and give it a week or so</p>
<p>Then aerate with some kind of tool: any ideas of what works best with clay soil?</p>
<p>Then try to get out the worst of the moss. Someone told me about a moss treatment that doesn't need the moss raking out. Any thoughts on that?</p>
<p>Then treat bald patches with some kind of product with grass-seed in it.</p>
<p>And water.</p>
<p>Is there a better plan that won't require the strength and stamina of an Olympic athlete or a team of garden slaves for a week, or indeed, a new lawn to be laid?</p>

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