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Old 03-12-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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What is the best way to fix dead spots in the grass. I've got many since last summers drought and I'm not really a green thumb.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Some good old weed and feed should help.

You could just go to Lowes,ect and ask their advice since they are in your area.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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What caused the dead spots? Dogs urinating, compact soil, vegetation killers. etc.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Keep it watered and take care of it this season, plant new grass in the fall. Fall is the best time to plant grass.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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With my lawn (bluegrass), I get lots of dead spots due to dog urination. I'm on a corner and only have grass between the sidewalk and street. Unfortunately, I've found the only real way to fix these spots is to dig out the dead grass, put in a little potting soil, a layer of grass seed, then another shallow layer of soil. I generally keep this up from about now until October. Last year there was only about one two week period where I had no dead spots and all the ones I had fixed were filled in. I don't know what it is about being on the corner, but dogs seem to like to pee on corners! And since I have a dog of my own, I can't put any deterrent on the grass.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Keep it watered and take care of it this season, plant new grass in the fall. Fall is the best time to plant grass.
Don't know where you live, but fall is the worst time to plant grass unless you live in the southwest where temporary winter grass is grown.
Spring, when the weather is at least 65 degrees at night, is the best time to start growing grasses.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Don't know where you live, but fall is the worst time to plant grass unless you live in the southwest where temporary winter grass is grown.
Spring, when the weather is at least 65 degrees at night, is the best time to start growing grasses.
Depends on the area & the type of grass. Here in the southeastern US, cool season grasses like fescue should be planted in the fall.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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So when do you plant and what do you plant in warm weather season? Most grasses along the Southern and Western states are planted grow in the warm weather season April to Sept.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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You might want to get a local lawn book to help you identify if the dead spot are caused by disease. They usual have methods of checking and picture to help identify.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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My process for fixing dead spots.

1. Dig out the spot, rid the area of the topsoil.
2. In a wheelbarrow, I mix new topsoil, starter fertilizer, and grass seed.
3. I fill in the bare spots.
4. I have an irrigation system, so I water the seeds for 1 minute every 4 hours until green.
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