Lawn repair - Knowledgebase Question

Painesville, Oh
Question by jamesandkare
April 28, 2010
I have a 10 x 12 ft dead spot on my lawn where dog peed all winter. (Broke my leg, could not walk her). How do repair this? Thanks. Karen in northern Oh.


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Answer from NGA
April 28, 2010

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The spot is caused by excess nitrogen, and unless the grass is actually dead it should recover in a few weeks. If the grass is dead, you can reseed that spot. Start by digging out the dead grass and roots (removing an inch or two of soil as you go. You can replace the soil you've removed by importing it from another part of your garden. Then work in some good quality compost, rake smooth, overseed, and keep moist until the seeds germinates. Or, dig the area out and use a patch kit (sold where grass seed is sold). Best wishes with your project.

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