Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

La crosse, Wi
Question by minnieme1972
March 25, 2010
Our lawn is bare in spots we have laid down seed and some of it took we have to do it again this year when is a good time to do this and what is the best seed to use and how often should we water it?

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


Grasses used in Wisconsin generally consist of bluegrass or bluegrass mixtures so look for those in your garden center. Wait until the rest of your grass starts greening up this spring and then reseed the barespots. The seeds need to make good contact with the soil so rake the areas well, broadcast your seed, then sprinkle some compost or peatmoss over the seeds. This will keep hungry birds from feasting on the seeds and will also keep the seeds moist. Water as often as necessary (several times a day) so the seeds and compost don't have a chance to dry out before they can germinate. Expect the new seeds to sprout in 7-10 days. Good luck with your lawn.

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