Spot Repairs

When the whole lawn doesn’t need renovating and problems are somewhat localized, spot repairs in the lawn can eliminate problem areas and prevent further trouble. Seed-to-soil contact is the key in spot repairing your lawn.

Broadleaf weeds such as dandelion and clover, and weedy bunchgrasses can be controlled with a proper herbicide. After killing the weeds, fill in the void spots with ProTime Lawn Seed to be sure that weeds don’t return to fill in. You CAN choose what grows in your lawn.

In areas where moss in the lawn is predominant, control the moss first with a product that contains ferous ammonium sulfate. Then, remove the dead moss by raking or dethatching. Moss will return if the lawn is thin, so overseeding with ProTime Lawn seed is essential for complete recovery. Keep the new grasses growing thickly by fertilizing with long lasting slow-release fertilizers.

Pro-Time Lawn seed is quick to establish and it will discourage moss reinvasion because it forms a dense, deep green, fine lawn that thrives in Northwest soils.

Small Patches:
Kill weeds and undesirable grasses with an herbicide containing glyphosate. Remove dead or dying plant debris with a hand cultivator or rake. Mix one part ProTime Lawn Seed with two parts potting soil or Grass Straw Mulch. Broadcast the mixture approximately 1/4 inch thick over the spots. Firm and dampen.

Large Areas:
Kill weeds if present, using an herbicide containing glyphosate. Remove dead moss and weeds with a dethatcher or a hand rake. Grass stubble will remain but should me mowed very short and most of the soil surface should be exposed. If the areas is not smooth, fill the low spots with topsoil or compost and rake.

Broadcast a starter fertilizer and overseed with ProTime Lawn Seed at the rates listed on the package. Cover the seed with Grass Straw Mulch, broadcast through the mulch roller. One pass over the newly-seeded area with the mulch roller will cover the seed at just the right depth. Keep the area moist, but without puddles, until the new lawn is established.