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5 Quick and Easy Steps to Lawn Repair
There are quite a few different easy steps that you need to do to properly repair your lawn. Lawns across the country are all different, but the below lawn treatment will work to fix most problems and help make your lawn look its best. If your lawn is yellow it most likely means that is it not getting enough water, it is over fertilized or has a pest problem. Be sure you know exactly what caused the problem, so that you can keep it from recurring in the future.
Below I will give you 5 quick and easy steps to lawn repair:
1 - Thatching is the first step into fixing your lawn. There are manual thatching rakes or power rakes that you can use. The most common time to thatch your lawn is spring and fall, but as long as your grass is growing, it is a good time to de-thatch. Thatching will eliminate all the dead build up that us on your lawn and will allow water to reach the grass roots to give it more oxygen.
2 - Aerating can be done by hand or with a machine. Aerating is great for breaking up any hard soils and will also help with over seeding and fertilizing. Fertilizers can give direct access to the roots and seeds can have a place to grow from. Aerating will increase the effectiveness of your lawn repair.
3 - Over seeding is what many homeowners have problems with. If your law is thin it could be necessary to over seed 2 or 3 times. After the seed is sewn you should be patient. Grass seed can actually take as long as 6-7 weeks depending on how the weather is. The seeds will hibernate until the weather is warm enough. When the seed has germinated it will take a few months for it to establish itself. Most grasses grow outward with new shoots as they mature, so as long as the grass is fed and watered accordingly, the lawn will thicken every year.
4 - Peat moss should be done near the end. It is a soft organic covering that can keep all of the seeds moist and keep birds from eating it. The best way to apply peat moss is to shake it on and then even it out.
5 - Starter fertilizer is an important step after over seeding. It will give the seed enough nutrients to grow healthy. It is a very simple step and can be done with a hand spreader.