Here are our tips to patch your lawn like a pro:
1. Dig up the dead or yellowing patch with a hand-held tiller, garden rake or a small shovel to remove the dead grass. Remove one to two inches of soil.
2. Water the area. If your patchy area(s) could have been caused by excess fertilizer or a spill of gasoline or other chemicals, it's best to dilute any of this material with water.
3. Amend the soil by adding a few inches of organic matter like compost, and work it into the soil with a hand trowel or small shovel.
4. Level the soil with your hand or a rake. If reseeding, make sure the soil is level with the surrounding turf soil. If using sod, the soil should be an inch or so lower, so the new sod will be level with existing grass.
5. Apply your new seed over the spot (or lay your piece of sod).
6. Cover the seed with compost and water. If you plant sod, put compost around the edges to prevent drying out.
7. Water your new seed (or sod) at least once per day (more if weather is extremely hot) until the new grass is established.
If you have any concerns about your grass, give us a call at Nice and Green Landscape: 774-259-9998.