Finally, the cold weather has stopped. We anticipate more sunny days. This marks the start of a new season.
The cold frost on your lawn is slowing down and leaving bare spots. Because of the heavy foot traffic, thin and bare areas may begin to appear. But you don’t have to worry. You can resolve the issue yourself. Spring is the ideal time to patch up the problem to ensure the grass can grow completely. Following these steps to fix bare spots will result in a healthy lawn.
Determine the source of your problem
The following factors could cause your lawn to be unbalanced: pet urine, grub invasion, chemical drops, fungal illness and buried pebbles. It is vital to determine the root cause and prevent it from happening again.
- Weed removal – If you find that the soil has become bare from a spillage like gasoline, then remove several inches. Replace it with fresh topsoil.
- Seed spreading – You should spread the grass seed evenly over the area. The grass seed can be spread thinly enough to cover the entire yard, without causing it to grow on top of itself.
- Fertilizer application – Apply fertilizer.
- Secure the area – You can add straw to your newly planted seeds. This will not only keep the moisture in check, but will also prevent birds from consuming the seeds before the sprouting can occur.
- Water the area – You can mist the area. Keep the seeds moistened all day. If the heat is a concern, you can cover it with a burlap cloth. The seeds will be protected against drying and will get shade. To keep the seeds moist, another option is to cover them with wheat straw. You will need to water your patch every day for the first 10 working days. You can stop watering for the next month and only need to water once a day. After the grass has matured, you can start cutting back to once every week.