The toolbox: Simplified lawn repair

  • Article by: Akron Beacon-Journal
  • Updated: October 2, 2012 - 5:15 PM

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hobie2Oct. 6, 12 6:11 PM

Tried and true method for growing grass on hard to grow areas - scatter the seed -- both fescue (roots under the soil) and bluegrass (top layer roots on the soil)-- right before the first 6" plus snow fall... Because bluegrass needs about 10 days of cool weather to sprout, it will sprout under the snow and stay "warm"; fescue will also sprout; and the birds don't eat the seed. It will grow all winter (it actually does) watered by the snow... I have done this in several problem areas on several properties, and it works like a charm, first time every time... Note: be alert to varieties - some "low maintenance" types are thin and can't take much more than a week or two of dry before they need water, and are lousy for east and south slopes - a lot of sods don't make it because they are the weak low tolerance varieties of bluegrass.

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