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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Dig out the affected area

Remove the dead area by digging up the affected grass. Use a shovel or a spade and dig a square around the area to a depth of about 2 inches. Dig beyond the dead spot to about 6 inches on all sides.

Next step to patching your lawn

Work the soil

Photo of digging out a patch of lawn

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