If you’ve got completely bare spots you can buy lawn by the meter from Bunnings and repair it instantly. For worn spots that have a light cover, like wear from pets or a track to the shed, try aerating and resting it. By resting it I mean walk a different path and keep off it. If it’s caused by our four-legged friends put something there as a barrier that will still let the sun hit the grass.
Aerating is an important step for a lawn if the soil is hard and compacted. Aerating helps moisture and nutrients penetrate the soil down to where the grass roots are.
To aerate, a garden fork is a handy tool for smaller to medium lawns. If it’s a big area, a coring machine or motorised aerator could be the answer.
Tip: If you’re hiring one, ask if any of your neighbours want to share the cost, a half-day hire could core a lot of backyards if you’re organised.