Special Gift Offer
URL:
http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/articles/projects/all/how-to-repair-bald-spots-in-your-lawn/
Share:

How to repair bald spots in your lawn

By: Garden Gate staff
Tired of looking at bald spots in your lawn? We'll show you exactly how and when to fix them.

Ready to fix those bald spots in your lawn? Late summer and early fall's cooling air and warm soil help new seed get off to a good start. Here's how:

Step one

Start by using a leaf rake to comb out any dead material and debris.

Step three

If your rake doesn’t scratch deep enough, repeatedly poke the area with a fork to expose more soil.

Step five

Then cover the seed with a thin layer of topsoil or compost before tamping the area with the back of a rake so the seed makes good contact with the soil.

Step two

Then find a garden rake, also called a “bow rake,” to bring some fresh soil up to the surface.

Step four

Following quantity instructions on the label, lightly sprinkle grass seed over the rough areas.

Step six

Add a few handfuls of straw and water in well. This final layer keeps seed in place, protecting it from washing out. The straw will help conserve moisture, too.

Step one

Start by using a leaf rake to comb out any dead material and debris.

Step two

Then find a garden rake, also called a “bow rake,” to bring some fresh soil up to the surface.

Step three

If your rake doesn’t scratch deep enough, repeatedly poke the area with a fork to expose more soil.

Step four

Following quantity instructions on the label, lightly sprinkle grass seed over the rough areas.

Step five

Then cover the seed with a thin layer of topsoil or compost before tamping the area with the back of a rake so the seed makes good contact with the soil.

Step six

Add a few handfuls of straw and water in well. This final layer keeps seed in place, protecting it from washing out. The straw will help conserve moisture, too.

Published: Feb. 28, 2018
Share:
Tags:

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work in the garden. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.

GDT_HTCSubAd_240x230

Related Tags

lawn

Related Articles


GDT Free Issues zone7and11 Mobile_Spring

You Might Also Like…

| Projects

DIY Jar Lanterns

Upcycle glass jars into these charming DIY lanterns, they're a great way to light up tabletops and patio spaces!
| Projects

DIY Native Bee House

Invite hole-nesting bees to perform their pollinating magic in your garden by creating a welcoming bee house they’ll love.
GDT Free Issue zone15 Spring