Hi Gerry, Having problems trying to grow a new lawn it was planted last august and has not grown very well, patchy and yellow. Tried putting some 10-10-20 fertilizer on it but made no difference. Raked in some multi purpose compost from woodies in two areas and the grass has visable improved in a week. What is in the compost thats has improved the grass is it lime ??
A lawn that is patchy and yellow has uneven soil conditions and probably poor hungry soil. Lime is not essential but can improve growth on very acidic soils. Apply lawn fertilizer now and in 6 weeks.
The compost had fertilizer in it. The other application may not have done much because it was a pplied when the grass was not growing.