An increasingly lost cause
Quite frankly, I am not sure the manufacturers of "Wonder Lawn" have quite lived up to their promises. Instead of "lush grass, capable of withstanding heat and frost", I get this.
The problem is, in fairness, more to do with the massive ant colony living underneath the lawn. It is the Beijing of the ant world. And they have lucked out, because as long as ants live outside my house, they can live in peace and freedom and with no threat of mass-induced formicide from a stressed out gardner.
However, when he becomes a little older, I am not sure Ottawacker Jr. will share my sensitivities. He is a little fed up that the Wembley of his dreams has not taken shape. And no amount of raking the leaves will help.