HOW TO REPAIR BARE SPOTS IN YOUR LAWN WITH SOD?
When your lawn is otherwise full, bare patches often result from heavy foot traffic, pet urine, infestations, or an array of other issues. Whether you own a house or business in Montgomery County, you have several options for how to patch your lawn.
Above all, you’ll also want to find the causes of common lawn problems and correct them. For instance, when natural foot traffic repeatedly covers one area and causes a bare patch, no fix will last unless you adjust the traffic flow. Moreover, when lawn grubs cause a bald spot, new bare patches are sure to pop up unless you address the problem.
PATCH YOUR LAWN WITH SOD
Quicker than seeding, patching your lawn with sod is a great way to fill a bare spot. When you have several patches to fix, this is a great option because sod is quite affordable. Moreover, a single roll of sod can help you patch your lawn in multiple spots.
HOW TO PATCH YOUR LAWN WITH SOD
Cut a Patch of Sod- With a garden knife or sharp shovel, cut a patch of sod slightly larger than the bare patch in your yard. You’ll want the patch to go about 2 inches past the edges of the problem area. This will allow it to mix with the healthy grass more easily.
Remove the Old Grass- Lay the sod over the old patch. With a sharp shovel, work around the sod into the healthy grass. Essentially, you’ll want to trace the sod patch. Next, move the sod and work on removing the dead grass as well as the healthy grass around the problem patch.
Following this, you’ll want to remove a layer of the soil just below the grass. Dig down just a bit so that your fresh sod sits evenly with the rest of your lawn.
Prep the Soil- With a cultivator, rake, or shovel, loosen up the soil in your patch area. Loosening the soil helps the new sod build a healthy root system. If you removed too much soil before, you may also want to add a layer of compost or some fresh soil.
Place the Sod and Water- Work the sod patch into the area you dug out. Once it’s placed, compress it by walking over it so that it is even with your yard. Next, water the patch immediately. For the next few days, water the area 2-3 times per day. Thorough watering helps the new sod bond to the soil and root system. In turn, this helps to ensure healthy growth.
Over the next week or two, your fresh sod should appear seamless within your lawn. At first, it may appear to be a slightly different color. However, this will change in time. If you have any questions about sod installation or maintenance, feel free to contact the team at The Grass Store!