I am new to gardening and just moved to a new house. Our back garden is patchy, weedy and full of small stones. The soil is greyish colour, not sure if that is normal. We have mowed it a few times, raked it, stabbed the soil with pitch fork and lightly covered lawn with lawn fertilizer then watered it. Over a month later, the lawn hasn’t improved. I am aiming for nice green soft grass. Any tips?
Grey soil is an indication of low oxygen levels, possibly due to being wet in winter. But it will improve as the grass roots delve down and open it up, allowing more air to penetrate.