Last fall I murdered my lawn with roundup, roto-tilled it and had it
smoothed out by a rock hound. I planted a mix of blue grass, fesque, and
perenial rye that is the house blend from a local lawn and garden store.
It's been fertilized with 10-10-10 and well watered and for the most part
the lawn is absolutely beautiful. BUT, there are some spots that are thin
and the grass is not lush like the rest of the lawn. I'm not sure what to do
here. Some suggestions please, this is in SE PA.
Check out the ph factor. Likely some aeration and lime would do the
You could try a Jerry Baker tonic that is a mix of 1 can beer, 1 cup
ammonia, one can cola, and 1 cup lemon scented liquid dish soap.
A little epsom salts (1/2 cup) wouldn't hurt either with a 1/2 cup of
fish fertilizer. Put it in a 20 gal hose sprayer and soak it in.
Shredded topsoil works great, if you can find real topsoil and not some
fill dirt that was pulverized yesterday. You can't put much more than a
half inch over the top of existing grass without almost killing it.
That gives the seed some nice fresh medium to germinate and start some
roots. It doesn't take much depth for repair work.
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