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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dmc456, Oct 12, 2019.
What do you guys recommend to thicken a lawn?
Add more seed.
To add if you fix the reason the lawn is declining it usually starts to thrive.
aerate, add seed, fertilize , fix soil just depends
Generally good fertilizer, especially with some phosphorus will thicken up turf.
Forgot to add, do a soil test!
In shade or full sun or ... ?
If the grass is cool season raise the deck to 3-4"; get on a good fertilization program, water as needed during dry periods and as others have pointed out do a soil test if none of these changes helps.
A Penn State study done several years said the best thing to thicken and improve a cool season lawn was to cut it properly.
Iowa State showed the same thing. They showed the best results mowing twice a week instead of once a week. That with proper moisture and fertilization will do wonders. All bets are off if you have a crappy variety of lawn seed already in the lawn. In my area I hate lawns with a lot of fescue in them. I am not talking about TTTF but the fine or chewings variety.