Great Lawns Made Simple: How to repair a lawn
Learn how to repair a lawn with our latest video guide from our informative series Great Lawns Made Simple.
There are many reasons why a small patch of lawn needs to be repaired. There can be a clump of weeds, moss or a favourite spot your dog likes. Our latest video guide shows you how to get rid of patches and repair your lawn.
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How to repair a lawn
- If repairing with new seed, this is best done in spring or autumn as conditions are suitable for good growth
- First, we need to strip the existing turf off. Use a spade to dig a layer of the earth off. If there are weeds, then remove them completely, including all the roots
- Lightly fork over the soil to loosen the soil bed, and then apply some good topsoil to create a mini seedbed. Sprinkle seed over the top and water lightly
- You can easily protect a smaller area like this from birds. Keep watered if dry weather and avoid mowing the repaired grass until at least 7cm high
How to overseed your lawn
- Overseeding is adding seed to an existing lawn to improve its quality and appearance
- If you have sacrificed your lawn and removed lots of moss, your lawn may need overseeded
- Rake out any dead thatch or grass first. Work out the area of your garden that needs to be covered and apply either by hand or by seed spreader
- Adjust your spreader rate and apply the seed at the recommended overseeding rate. Lightly cover with some topsoil to help seeds bed in and germinate
Want to know more? Check out the rest of our Great Lawns Made Simple series.
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How to create a new lawn
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How to sow grass seed
- Great Lawns Made Simple: Types of soil in your garden
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How and when to cut grass
- Great Lawns Made Simple: Aeration for lawns
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How to feed your grass
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How to remove moss
- Great Lawns Made Simple: How to prepare your soil