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De-thatching the Lawn, an Update!


It's Spring! I am so ready for the sunshine and the never-ending supply of ice lollies taking over my freezer. Warmth and sunshine makes me happy! A couple of months ago I shared a winter-garden update in which our lawn had taken a bit of a beating through the winter. I decided to dethatch the lawn to give it some life back. And has it done so?


Oh yes it has! A couple of months on, and things are certainly looking up! I had serious doubts in the beginning; the speed of the grass growth was much slower than when we previously seeded. When things didn't start to grow within a couple of weeks I definitely had thoughts of "oh no, it's ruined forever!" - but of course, it did grow... eventually. Just to re-cap, this is what is looked like after I dethatched it back in February...



Not great. Dull, patchy, life-less and in need of some serious rescue! A couple of months on...



Growth began! The dead thatch that was left mostly disappeared, and fresh new grass brought back that vibrant green colour the lawn was missing...



A few weeks on from these photos, and our lawn is very nearly almost completely filled out!



Looks SO much better! I finally got around to taking down the dog-proof fence too; about time right?! How long is 'temporary' actually temporary? I was going to wait until May before taking it down, but since we've had such gorgeous weather recently, it seemed such a shame for the dogs not to be enjoying it. They do so love lounging about on it, it's like one giant rug to them! I also thought little paws wouldn't cause too much damage to the new grass, right?


So I thought I would also share a few photos of some other new spring-life in the garden too...

This hydrangea is coming back to life!

 As is this Autumn Sedum!


 All these rose bushes were about dead after we re-located them to the brick border shortly after we moved in. Safe to say THEY'RE ALL ALIVE!

This giant buttercup (no idea what it really is) just popped up literally overnight the other day. 


Let's hope the lawn stays in such good shape this time. Spring is just beautiful!

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