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No one wants bare spots in their lawn. They are unsightly and may indicate bigger problems. Unless repaired, bare spots may continue to grow. Repairing a bare spot is a simple job you can do yourself.
Bare spots on your lawn are caused by heavy foot traffic (causing soil compaction), drought, disease, chemical burn and weed or insect infestation.
First, determine the cause of your problem. If insects or disease are the cause, determine the specific cause. Most treatments will need to be applied and allowed to work before you can grow new grass. The treatment product instructions will tell you how long to wait before sowing grass.
If heavy foot traffic is the cause, look for a way to keep traffic off of that area. This may include installing stepping stones, a gravel pathway or a barrier that would reroute traffic and protect that area of your lawn.
In most areas, the best solution is to replant the bare spot with new grass. There are several options:
Late spring is the best time to plant and repair worn spots in warm season grasses. Early fall is the best time to repair bare spots in cool season grasses.
Once you have made the repairs, follow these steps. While you may not be able to prevent bare spots completely, you can keep your lawn as healthy and green as possible.
*Time and Cost are estimated.