Dave shows you how to fill in those bare spots in your late-summer lawn.
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Welcome to Growing Wisdom and today I am going to talk about lawn repair a little bit but you know towards the end of the summer the beginning of fall your lawn might have some damage and mine certainly does. Some of the damage is caused by some disease, foot traffic and some is caused by crabgrass so what I am going to do, I am actually going to get down here and I am going to clear out the area of dead grass and you can see all this grass here.
We are actually going to remove this dead grass and that is going to get us right down to the lawn. I am actually going to pull up some of the crab grass as well and now I am right down to the bear ground. I am going to loosen that up a little bit and I have mixed up some top soil with some tree and shrub soil in sort of a nice little mixture to mix in with the existing soil. I will get that nice and loose. I will take some of my sun and shade grass seed mixture and just gently sprinkle it around, more is not better if you put this down to heavily, you will get too much germination, it will actually rot itself out, so you want to follow the directions carefully and do not put too much seed down and then I sort of toss it a little bit and I will keep this wet twice a day which is a little bit of water. You want the water to wet the area, you do not want to soak it if water is running off, that is too wet and literally within five to seven days the grass will begin to sprout and this will fill right back in and you will never know by the next spring comes around that I had a patch here.
The reason why you do it this time of the year is that the sun is getting a little bit lower in the sky. It is a little bit cooler and the soil is still very warm in the spring when the soil is warming up germination takes a lot longer but in the fall the germination of the grass seed is much quicker so patching your lawn in the fall is the best time to do it.
You want to come back every week for all of our different tips here at growingwisdom.com and again patching your lawn this time, late summer through mid-fall is the best.