How to patch lawn is quite easy but it seems to be a never-ending task especially if your goals are to have a easy care organic lawn. If you let bare spots go without repair, they seem to multiply and before you know it, you’re over seeding your entire lawn.
A rule of thumb is that if there is a bare patch in soil, nature will fill it in with some kind of vegetation. So beat it to the punch and repair it with grass seed.
Bare spots in your grass can be a result of:
- Wear and tear on lawn
- Where a weed used to be
- Shallow rock under soil surface
You can easily fill the bald spots with routine walks on your lawn. Repair bare spots or bald patches in your turf with grass seed a couple times a year and you can really see the difference in the quality of your lawn.
What you will need
Here’s How To Patch Lawn
- Put some grass seed in a small bag or can. You can use a hand claw but that is a lot of bending over putting strain on your back. Having a Grass Stitcher or a Garden Weasel makes the job much easier.
- Head out to the yard and simply look for bare spots in the turf to patch lawn and drop some seed on the bald patch.
- Lightly go over the grass seed with a Garden Weasel or Grass Stitcher, just enough to bury the grass seed 1/4 – 3/8 of an inch.
- Lightly step on the area so it doesn’t get washed away with a heavy rain and go on your way to the next bare spot.
- When you’re done, fertilize your lawn with a starting fertilizer and keep moist until the grass seed germinates and establishes.
Repair Bare Spots Tips
- Do not use pre emergent herbicides if you plan on seeding
- Best time to seed a lawn in late summer or early fall in cooler areas, early spring in warm zones
- Use a light layer of compost to cover grass seed and eliminate starting fertilizer
- Dig out any shallow rocks under soil surface causing the hole or bare spot
Repair bare spots then treat organically and you’ll have less lawn problems