Originally Posted by Smallaxe
I just spead about 20 lbs. of sugar on 2 lawns yesterday, in between rain clouds. Will want to topdress in the next couple of weeks.
No N at this time, the grass color, vigor, and thickness are outstanding.
This application should kick start the digestion of dead grass , surface debris, and feed it slowly to the plant roots, while in the meantime tying up surface N and forcing the roots to grow down for N below the surface.
So yes, The ambition is to eliminate psuedo-thatch directly and real-thatch indirectly, with sugar/molasses and compost.
What rate do you apply the sugar?