Repairing a bare spot is a simple job you can do yourself. No one wants bare spots in their lawn, they are unsightly and may indicate bigger problems. Bare spots in your lawn can be the result of heavy foot traffic, drought, disease, chemical burn and weed or insect infestation. Before beginning repairs, you need to determine the source of your problem. This will help you to prevent it from continuing. This video shares a few tips for making sure your lawn is in perfect condition.
Repairing Bare Spots
- Dig up the area to a 6″ depth, breaking up the clumps.
- Mix in topsoil to improve soil quality and help new sod or grass seed get off to a good start.
- Rake and tamp to firm and level the surface to the surrounding lawn.
- Apply the lawn seed or what ever method you choose to do the repair.
- Water the area well.
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Once you have made the repairs, you can keep your lawn as healthy and green as possible by following these steps.
- Using a fine spray from a hose, keep the soil moist, but not drenched.
- Preventing the soil from drying out allows the roots from the grass seed to enter the soil.
- Once the grass is established and growing well, fertilise it with a general lawn fertilizer and begin mowing the patch with the rest of the lawn.
- Monitor the area closely during the first year.