How to Repair Lawn Damage
In this article we will give some tips on how to do an easy lawn repair where grass has been damaged or ruts are in your lawn a result from a home delivery or damage from winter snow plowing.
If there are bare spots that could be caused by different reasons, do they happen every year, is the spot under a tree or in the shade, is it near a building or garage.
There is an easy way to fix the lawn, first decide what area you want to reseed, how big of an area, measure the total square footage of the total areas you want to reseed.
To get the square footage: measure how many feet long x how many feet wide—example—10 ft. long x 2 ft. wide=20 sq ft.— if there are other areas to repair add them together for a total, this information you will need when getting seed and fertilizer also if you need to order topsoil or bagged soil.
What is needed before you start: Work gloves—safety glasses—garden rake—round point shovel—maybe a square point shovel—maybe a wheel barrow—grass seed—fertilizer—mulch or straw—maybe topsoil or bagged soil—maybe a garden tiller if the rutted area is to hard to hand grade.
Now you are ready to start, level the area you want to seed, if there are old debris and the lawn area is not level remove them, start with a level lawn area, once the area is level do you need soil, is new lawn area low, how do you know—will water stand there after a rain—if the answer is yes you will need some soil to level it out.
Once the new lawn area is ready for seeding spread seed over the new lawn, if your area is small you could spread seed by hand, sprinkle the seed, if the seed is a little too heavy, that is better than to light, the seed will need time to germinate, remember the ground should be warm, this means do not seed in the winter because most times the seed will not grow.
Next spread fertilizer over in seeded area this also could be spread by hand, you will not need as much fertilizer as seed so spread it on lightly.
Now you will need to place mulch lightly over the seeded area, straw works best, but if not available hay could be used, do not spread to heavy, do not pull the mulch off when the grass starts growing , you will only pull the roots out, the mulch works as a cover, it holds moisture helping the seed to germinate, gives the seed shade, keeps birds from taking the seed, generally the mulch will break down and work as compost and the mulch helps keep the ground warm allowing seed growth easily.
You will not have to rake the seed and fertilizer in the soil, yes you will need to water but do not over water this may slow the seed growth, the mulch will disappear as the seed grows.
This is an easy way to repair your lawn damage, any home owner can do this repair, there may be other methods but this works very well and is easy to do.
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