How to Mend a Spotty Lawn

It’s that time of year again when we have to dig out the lawnmower from the garden shed, dust off the cobwebs and hope it starts again.

But what happens when you suddenly find that in amongst the lush green blades are some ugly brown dead patches spoiling it? Well, here are some quick tips on how to patch up a spotty lawn.

  • Measure the area you need to mend
  • Buy some grass seed and fertiliser based on the sq. Footage
  • Water your lawn a few days before you plant the seed
  • Before planting rake the area clear of any debris
  • Loosen the top 2-3 inches of the soil before planting your seeds
  • Add a layer of fertiliser over the top and around the seeds
  • Cover them with a light layer of loose leaves to protect the seeds from washing away
  • Water the area, but don’t drown it
  • Continue to water a couple of times a day over the next few days until the seeds sprout

Remember when buying grass seed, make sure it’s one that matches the climate, then in no time at all you can sit back, soak up the sun and enjoy a weekend barbeque.