No one likes patchy grass, so read this article by Douglas Trattner about how to easily fix those sometimes inevitable voids.
Follow our season-by-season lawn maintenance calendar to get a barefoot-worthy lawn and ensure great curb appeal.
1. Remove any dead grass.
2. Break up the soil with a garden trowel.
3. Add an inch of compost and work it into the soil.
4. Add grass seed that’s designed for shade or full sun, depending on the area you’re working on. Spread the seed evenly across the bare patch.
5. Use a hard-tooth rake to work the seed into the soil to a depth of about half an inch.
6. Sprinkle grass clippings over the patch to help prevent the soil from drying out.
7. Water the area; you’ll want to keep the patch moist, so lightly water once a day until the seed germinates and the new grass gets about one inch tall.