The Q&A Archives: Dry patches on Lawn

Question: I bought a house recently and the previous owner had not been taking care of the lawn ever since the spring, not even watering it. I started watering it for the last month and I see most of the lawn has turned green but there are a lot of dry patches, what do I do to revive those dry patches. I also have a lot of weeds growing all over the lawn. Is there a organic way to get rid of the weeds as well as provide feed to the lawn?

Answer: You may discover that the dry patches are cool season grasses that are dormant because of hot summer weather. They may green up when the weather cools. Digging out the worst of the weeds is the best approach, followed by using a corn-gluten based pre-emergent herbicide. It's high in nitrogen, which will help feed your lawn. Next spring you can reassess the lawn and reseed if necessary.

You can purchase WOW, a corn-gluten herbicide, from
Garden's Alive!
5100 Schenley Place
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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