The Q&A Archives: dead spots in lawn

Question: In the middle of front lawn the is a dead patch. Then along side of my house there are several patches (lined up in a row) and then in my back yard there are strips in an

Answer: Sounds very odd to me! You may be scalping the lawn when you mow; the dead areas may have been overfertilized or weed control products overapplied; the soil beneath the patches may be compacted; or some neighboring kids are fooling with your head! You can rake out the dead areas and reseed. If you think compaction might be a problem you can aerate the soil beneath the lawn and spread some sand or compost over the aerated areas, then reseed. Good luck with your lawn!

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