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Tips For Reviving Dead Grass

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Dead grass is not only an eyesore but it can also negatively affect the curb appeal of your home. In case your grass is having difficulties in coping with the summer heat, the landscaping tips provided here will help you revive your lawn’s green sheen.

Landscaping Tips: Reviving Dead Grass

The first landscaping Charleston tip you have to follow is make sure that the grass is really dead and not just lying dormant. Cool season lawns oftentimes go dormant during midsummer especially when the area is experiencing drought.

Before you try to revive your grass using drastic measures, you should check the crowns carefully – the whitish spot at the plant’s base where each blade of grass come up. When the crowns are alive then your lawn will eventually revive itself as long as you water it regularly. But when you notice that the crown is brownish and has already dried out, the grass will not green up anymore, even if you water it frequently.

If you notice dead patches in your healthy lawn that requires reviving, you can most likely take on the job on your own. In case you are faced with the possibility of having to replace your entire lawn, then you definitely need the help of a landscaping expert.

Landscaping Tips: Reviving Dead Patches of Grass

  1. Pull the weeds or you can also use herbicide to get rid of any unwanted plant from your lawn.
  2. Dethatch the lawn. This will help promote water, nutrients, and air circulation to the soil beneath the layer of decomposing plants.
  3. Till the soil to about a depth of five or six inches. You may also add some organic compost to boost the nutrient content, decrease the bulkiness of the clay soil, and boost the sandy soil’s capacity to hold water.
  4. Test the soil so you can see if there is enough phosphorus. Adding some grass starter fertilizer will help in developing new healthy grass.
  5. Plant sod or reseed. You can spread grass seed over the spot and then top the seeds using a thin layer of soil. Laying down sod is also an alternative. Be sure that the new pieces would firmly sit against the current ones and their roots should make contact with the soil.

Landscaping Tips: Avoiding Dead Grass

Here are some basic tips for taking care of your lawn grass.

  1. Irrigating the newly revived patches every day to make sure the soil is moist but not soggy over the next two to three weeks. The lawn is still establishing itself so you should gradually reduce the number of times you water your lawn.
  2. Lawn care experts suggest moving once a week so the length of the lawn grass is kept at a few inches long.
  3. Fertilize your lawn every 4 to 5 weeks throughout the fall season. After its first year, you should fertilize the lawn once during spring and once during fall.
  4. Aerate and then dethatch every few years so you can help your lawn to breathe.
  5. It’s best to keep dogs off your lawn. Some of them have acidic urine that could kill your lawn grass. If you don’t have a choice, you can dilute with water the area where your pets have relieved themselves.

If you are struggling with landscaping or lawn maintenance, call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC now.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270


Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419