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How To Revive A Patchy Lawn

No garden is complete without a lush green lawn. It’s the centerpiece of every outdoor space, but so many people end up with lawn issues. Commonly, the main problem is that your grass becomes really patchy. Some parts are nice and green, while others are yellow, thinning, and just not that appealing.

No matter what you try, you can’t seem to resolve the problem and revive your patchy lawn. Thankfully, this isn’t a lost cause. Most people don’t know what’s wrong with their lawn, which is why they struggle to revive it. With the following tips, you can restore green serenity to your backyard!

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Rake your grass

Firstly, make sure you rake your lawn to get rid of any debris. This includes leaves, twigs – basically anything that’s fallen on your lawn and is on the grass. Why do you do this? For starters, it’s a fundamental part of your garden maintenance, but it also prepares the lawn for what’s to come. 

Lay down some top soil

Get your hands on some top soil to lay over the freshly raked grass. Obviously, you’re only putting this on the patchy parts of the lawn. There’s no need to cover the green areas as they’re fine and healthy. Top soil basically lays the foundations for the seeds that you’re about to put down.

Seed the patchy areas

Thirdly, you have to put down some seeds to encourage the grass to grow. This is the most important step, so don’t forget to do it! The secret to lawn seeding is sprinkling the seeds close together, so you cover the entire patch and don’t leave any spaces for grass not to grow. One other top tip is to put an extra bit of top soil over the seeds. Don’t go too crazy, these seeds still need to be able to absorb the sunlight! But, this layer of soil stops them from being seen by birds or other animals that might eat them.

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Water the seeds

Lastly, you have to water the seeds to encourage growth. Do this a few times per week, but don’t go crazy and over-water them. A light sprinkling is all that’s required – perhaps use a watering can rather than a hose. The water provides these seeds with the nourishment required to grow into lush green grass. Soon, you will see the effects of this entire process as the patches start to fade away and turn green once more. Be sure to keep watering your whole lawn even after the grass has grown back. If you don’t, then the chances are the patches will return.

You see, most patches occur because areas of your lawn are deprived of sunlight, nutrients, or water. The good news is that you don’t have to rip up your garden and lay a whole new lawn down. In just a few simple steps you can lay the foundations for a full lawn revival. So, if you’re got a patchy lawn that’s horrible to look at, try the tips above to revert the situation and enjoy beautiful greenness.

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