Patch your lawn with seed
or vegetatively from sod, stolons, sprigs, or plugs. Be sure to choose
an appropriate species for your conditions.
When the soil has been properly prepared, plant seed by hand at
the appropriate time and rate for
- On bare areas, sow at a higher rate than recommended.
- Cover the seed to a depth of 1/16 to 1/8 inch by raking it in
and lightly rolling or firming the soil.
- For summer turf establishment, spread a thin layer of mulch (no
more than 1/4 inch thick) over the seeds with a rake for protection.
- Keep the soil moist during the germination period by applying frequent
but light irrigations.
- Cut pieces to fit the area you need and lay them down.
- Use a sharpened masonry trowel or carpet knife to cut pieces.
- After the sod is laid, roll it immediately with a lawn roller
and keep it moist until well rooted.
Sprigs, stolons, or plugs
- Plant sprigs and stolons fairly close together, about 4 inches
apart, to help fill in the area.
- Plant plugs about 2 to 4 inches apart.
- Be sure to cover the roots with soil.
- After planting, keep the area moist and weed free until the grass
of planting methods
Next step to patching your lawn
Lawn care for new lawns