The Q&A Archives: Dead grass spots

Question: I had a healthy lawn upto 2-3 weeks ago. Then a spot in the center of my front lawn died along with a strip along the side of my house as well as strips in a

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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