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kcso53
06-15-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm new to this site, great wealth of information and any suggestions and/or replies are greatly appreciated! I live in the western suburbs of Chicago and the lawn is looking patchy this year. Never had this problem before. What can I do to get it up to par again? It's my understanding that I should aerate and overseed in the fall, correct? Any suggestions on seed type. Should I fertilize afterwards? What steps should I take? I'll do whatever it takes to get it looking as it should. Thanks.

Green Feet Lawn
06-16-2010, 12:48 PM
If you can, post a pic. But to answer your questions, Fall is the optimum time to establish grass. Aerating and overseeding is a good place to start. Use a premium blend of seed. Usually Kentucky Bluegrass and perennial Ryegrass for cool season grass. And add stater fertilizer. Don't use a weed & feed but straight starter fertilizer. Hope this helps and welcome to the site.

kcso53
06-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Yes, thanks and I will attempt to post pics
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RigglePLC
06-16-2010, 09:20 PM
looking patchy? Define that. Fungus disease has been common this year. Red thread for instance:
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-104-W.pdf

also brown patch, maybe dollarspot