Backyard Smart: How To Repair Lawn Bare Spots

Even if you have lush, green grass, you’re going to have to learn how to repair bare spots on your lawn. Follow the steps in this Backyard Smart video and you’ll be well on your way towards becoming a yard-of-the-month owner!

Lawn bare spots happen for a variety of reasons, and, when they do, seldom fix themselves. So, some intervention on your part is required.

But, all that’s required is a step-by-step approach with this guidance—and a little bit of elbow grease.

  1. Clear your lawn of invasive weeds, dead grass or thatch. To give your new grass a fighting chance, the soil underneath needs to live its best life, first and foremost.
  2. Use a good, heavy garden rake to loosen the soil two to three inches deep.
  3. If your soil’s dry, amend it with fresh topsoil to add a hearty mix of nutrients and grass-growing energy to the depleted ground.
  4. Rake a seed type that matches your grass type into the soil.
  5. Keep your re-seeded area moist for at least a few weeks before new growth will appear. It’s also important to wait a few more weeks before mowing to allow new grass to become established.

Follow these steps to

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