lawn problem - Knowledgebase Question

Lawton, Ok
Question by ady_amodia
September 15, 2009
our lawn is so dry almost dead, what we suppose to do, do we need to put grass seed if yes

Answer from NGA
September 15, 2009


If your lawn is dry inspite of regular watering, it may be that the soil is compacted. To improve water penetration and retention you can aerate your lawn. A core aerator will remove one inch by three inch plugs from the lawn. Leave the plugs on the lawn and they will dissolve in rain or water from the sprinklers. After aerating spread a thin layer of sand or compost over the area and water it in well. The sand or compost plus the soil from the plugs will work their way down into the holes left by the plugs. You can then overseed your entire lawn. Fall is a good time to aerate and overseed your lawn. Good luck with your lawn!

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