The Q&A Archives: Lawn Bare spots

Question: My newly put in lawn has some areas that are bald and have dirt only (bare). Is there anything I can do to regrow in this area? Also, I have noticed color variatio in this is mostly regulare grassy green but has some areas that are DARK green. WHat is the reason and what can I do to fix this?

Answer: Whether your new lawn is sodded or seeded, you can repair bare areas by raking out debris and broadcasting grass seed (the same variety of seed as the rest of the lawn). Fall is a good time to do this. Color variation can be due to over-fertilization, over-watering (or water that puddles in certain spots which can cause fungal growth such as mushrooms), dog spots, or even decaying matter in the soil beneath the lawn. You didn't say how often or with what you've been feeding you lawn, or how often you've been watering or mowing so I can only give you general information. You might want to check with the landscape installers to see what they might recommend.

Good luck with your lawn.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Sempervivum Henry Carrevon"