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Question: I recently fertilized my lawn with a Scotts fertilizer w/weed control. The lawn was wet and tempetures didn't get above 80, but now my lawn has patches of dead grass or burn spots. What can i do to get my lawn back to being green?

Answer: Most lawns in western Washington are composed of cool season grasses. These naturally go dormant when temperatures rise in the summer, but green up again when temperatures cool. I think the application of weed and feed is coincidental. You can continue watering your lawn on a regular basis and wait for it to green up this fall, or you can rake and remove the debris and overseed the dead spots. Grass seeds typically germinate in 7-10 days when kept moist.

Best wishes with your lawn!

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