Are you suffering from bald spots in your lawn? Find out what causes them and how to repair them from the knowledgeable experts at the Gasper Garden Center.
What Causes Bare Spots?
Hard or compacted soil can make it difficult for grass seed to grow because the roots are unable to access the air and soil nutrients they need to grow. Shade from trees, buildings, and other objects can cause thin grass growth, straggly grass, and bare patches. There may be dead spots in the lawn because those areas are not getting enough sunlight. Fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides and some insect repellants can cause brown spots if spilled. If not applied properly, these products could burn the grass. Lawn diseases and insects like soil surface-feeding chinch bugs and sub-soil feeding white grubs, can cause thin, patchy grass. The family dog can also be a culprit for some of the brown spots that appear in our lawns.
How to Fix the Problem
Black Beauty Ultra
Most similar to what is grown on sod farms. The seed mixture contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. These cool season grasses grow a naturally dark-green and beautiful lawn with excellent heat and drought tolerance. Black Beauty Ultra® grass seed germinates in about 14 days and will improve any lawn it is overseeded into.
Black Beauty Fall Magic
Specially formulated for successful fall seeding after Labor Day. It contains several cool season grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. Use it in sunny and shady lawn areas on established lawns or to start a new lawn from scratch. Black Beauty® Fall Magic™ germinates in about 14 days and provides an attractive, thicker, greener lawn.
Love Your Soil
Before overseeding, it’s important to encourage good seed-to-soil contact. Clean out the dead grass, remove weeds, and get rid of rocks, sticks or other debris. Loosens compacted soil and aerate it to give the new roots a better chance to grow. It will also feed the soil microbes, making the soil more alive and porous, and enhance root development
Use a soil pH tester to ensure that the soil pH is between 6.2 and 7.0. To balance the pH and help the lawn grow greener and healthier. It can be applied the same day as you introduce the grass seed.
Discover how to repair bald spots in your lawn by visiting Gasper today and speak with one of our team members for reliable lawn and garden advice!