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In recent times, I have only done the basics for my lawn so it’s long overdue some attention. It’s a little bit patchy in places and I have some clover type weeds. I believe my Soil is Sand type and I will get a PH test soon. Could you help advice the order of doing things: Weeds, aerating scarifying and top dressing? Depending on the pH test would I need to include Sulphur etc. into that list? Doug99, Malahide, Co Dublin Posted: 31/08/2016

Weeds are best controlled April to September.
 
Aerating, scarifying and top-dressing are marginal ... feeding in April and repeat at 8 weeks is usually enough. Autumn feed if you like, it can be a boost.
 
Grass grows at a wide range of pH, but sulphur can be used for moss control in October to  March.
 
There is information at: http://www.garden.ie/howtogrow.aspx?id=327
 
 
 

 

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