Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Baldwinsville, Ne
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Question by lpnr218
March 17, 2010
Last fall(sept.) I purchased a new house and a starter lawn was provided. I have brown spots where the lawn grew higher and some bare spots, will the brown spots turn around with the warmer weather? For the sporadic bare spots should I just refertilize and re-seed the lawn? When is the best time it is 60 in the day time and 38 at night, should I wait until it consistenly warmer for watering.

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2010
Sometimes lawns are planted with both cool and warm season grasses in the hopes that it will remain green most of the year. Warm season grasses either go dormant or die out in the winter months; cool season grasses remain green in the spring and fall but go dormant in the summer months. You can rake out the dead grass and overseed now. Wait a week or two and then fertilize your lawn. The brown spots may be dog spots or they might just reflect the warm season grass type that was planted when you first bought your house. Water your lawn on a regular basis this spring and summer and see how the lawn behaves. It may be that you'll want to overseed the entire lawn this fall and then feed it to help it through the winter months so it will green up nicely this spring. Best wishes with your new lawn!

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