Bare spots and thin patches are a common problem in lawns. Many homeowners try to combat lawn patches by over-seeding the area, but this rarely works and if it does, the patch is still easily identifiable. So why won’t your grass grow and how can you fix it? Here are the common DIY mistakes you need to be aware of:
Mistake #1 – Using the Wrong Fertilizer
If you’re over-seeding year after year, but are underwhelmed with the results, your fertilizer may be to blame. Many spring fertilizers have built-in weed control which can stop grass seeds from germinating.
Mistake #2 – Using the Wrong Type of Grass Seed
There are different varieties of grass seed on the market for a reason. Make sure you’re using the type that matches the growing conditions where you live. There are different types for different parts of the country, different soil conditions and even different light conditions.
Mistake #3 – Not Watering Properly
Water makes your lawn green and helps your grass grow. New lawn will have different water requirements than your existing grass. You may need to hand-water patches that have been over-seeded to promote new growth and help young grass establish a healthy root system.
If you’re still struggling to get your lawn to grow and live in or around Detroit, Michigan or Denver, Colorado, give the professionals at FitTurf a call and let them help you fill in bare spots and get the green lawn you’ve always wanted.