Revitalizing a yellowed lawn

Revitalizing a yellowed lawn

By Albert Mondor, horticulturist and biologist

How can you revitalize a yellowed lawn damaged by winter? It's possible to get a nice green lawn fast using a very simple method. The best time of the year to do it is in the spring, from April to June. 

The first thing to do is to dethatch the yellowed area with a leaf rake. Thatch is a layer of organic debris, greyish in colour, which builds up on the surface of the soil between the grass blades. It is mainly made up of dead grass and clippings.

Then, spread grass seed over the bare areas of your lawn. I personally recommend C-I-L Patch & Repair FASTFIX® 9-1-1 Grass Seed to green up your lawn in just a few days. This product is a blend of fertilizer, compost and grass seed that quickly gives a greener, thicker lawn.

Leaf rake


Another solution is also possible. Once you've completely dethatched your lawn, you can spread a layer of Enriched Lawn Soil about 3 mm in thickness over the yellowed surface, which represents approximately one and a half to two 25-L bags per 10 m2. It can be spread with a shovel or using a spreader specifically designed for that purpose. Then, level using a leaf rake.

Spreading grass seeds


Finally, spread Sun & Shade Grass Seed over the soil. You'll get visible results in as little as 7 days. Don't forget to keep the lawn moist for about 15 days after seeding to ensure proper germination and rooting.


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