Contact Clippings

  • Email Grass Clippings - Email the Grass Clippings Team

    Telephone: 0330 321 3134

    Fax: 0330 321 3135

    GMT Office Hours Only

Our Details

Our Partners

« Lawn Innovation from The Lawn Shop | Main | Worm Casting on Lawns - The Solution »

Solving a Fairy Ring in a Lawn

Solving Fairy RingsIf you have a Fairy Ring(s) on your lawn, the way to solve it / them is to apply a wetting agent such as Lawn Quencher - Lawn Dry Patch Remedy to the complete circle, inside and out and about a metre diameter away from the outer edge to get the area wet again and sufficiently wet to then support new grass seed.

The little natural micro organisms and bacteria in your soil that usually munch away at the thatch and fibre of the lawn produce a waxy waste substance that will coat the soil particles of the soil to make them hydrophobic and repel water. This is why the grass dies.

Watering daily with a Lawn Quencher - Wetting Agent Tablet will break the crust on the surface of the lawn by placing the tablet in a hose feeder / diluter. Apply daily for the first week, then once a week and then once a month.

See how the 'softened' water penetrates the crust instead of running off by cutting into the crust with a sturdy gardening penknife. It will take a while to cure the problem but then you will be able to locally aerate the problem area and over seed with fresh grass seed. Keep up with the application regime as a preventative measure. Keep inspecting with your gardening knife as time progresses until the soil remains moist to a depth.

Available to purchase on Amazon


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Lawn Technical Pages

Common Lawn Problems

Buy Lawn Products

Other Gardening Sites

Weed Control

  • Weed Free Contract Pesticide Application Services and Weed Control in Amenity Turf

    The Lawn Company Professional Lawn Care Treatments, Lawn Care Products and Advice

Turf Industry Sites


  • Metcheck - detailed UK weather including seven day forecasts

    Met Office - UK Meteorological services