bare spots in lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Vancouver, WA
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Question by atirmij
June 22, 2007
What is the best way to fill in bare spots in my lawn? We have fertilized and over seeded and make sure it is watered regularly. In some places there is quite a bit of old dead grass, please, easiest way to remove? Thanks for your help and I love your garden club.

Answer from NGA
June 22, 2007
It may not be easy, but raking out the old dead grass, along with its roots, then smoothing over the soil and reseeding is the best approach to getting rid of the bare spots. If you leave the old, dead grass in place and reseed, the seeds cannot make good contact with the soil and they will die. Removing all the obstacles will give the seed a healthy place to send its roots.

Best wishes with your lawn.

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