Sometimes lawns can have bare spots and unfortunately toupees aren’t intended for that purpose too. Here are the steps you need to take to re-seed those areas to get your lawn looking like new again:
1) Dig in
For the grass to take hold, it first needs a place to stick. That means that you will have to dig a little bit into the area where you plan to seed. Use a steel rake to work the soil to about an inch down in the ground so you can have a loose surface to operate with.
2) Applying seed and fertilizer
Depending on how big your area is you can either apply the seed by hand or use a spreader if the area is larger. After you have done that, put some starter fertilizer on top of the seeds. This will help them take hold and grow stronger much quicker.
3) Frequent watering
The trick is to water a lot but not too much. You should give the area water everyday but only enough to keep it moist. Over-saturating the area will not help it grow any faster. If it is kept moist, that will create the ideal growing conditions.
4) When to mow
When the grass reaches the inch and a half mark, you can start mowing that area. However, always make sure that when you mow it the grass is dry and your blades are sharp. If you mow when it’s wet, you can ruin the seedlings that are sprouting up. As you keep mowing, the grass will get stronger.