I live in Southern Ontario and a couple years ago we had new sod put down cause we were having it landscaped due to fence being put up and we needed ground to be level. We also had new sod put down. First year great lawn, second year a bit dry but not horrible. This year we got our lawn arated in early Spring and it left a muddy mess but that dried up. Now our lawn is very patchy and lot of what looks like Crab Grass has grown in the holes of the arated spots. At least that is what i think it's called it looks like tall large clumps of grass and bumpy all over the lawn and the rest of the lawn is patchy. It is not pleasing to look at. I can only put it up to the aration we had done as we have never had it done to our back lawn before and this is the first year I have noticed the clumps!
Is there anything I can do to get rid of it to make the lawn healthier etc Any lawn tips welcome. It's sad to see it this way since we did have new sod only a couple years ago. I am no gardner but will try my best. Is it also possible after having the aration done and then children playing on the lawn could cause it too?
My guess is we should have seeded it after it was arated as we probably left holes for the Crab Grass to grow.
It's only happened to our back lawn even though we had both front and back lawn arated.
Any lawn tips welcome, thank you!
Oh and anything I try has to be child safe as I have children that play on the lawn most days!