dead spots in lawns, dirt

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by edgeman2003, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 188

    I have a customer that has dead spots in his lawn, since Im not license I cant put any kind of chemicals down. Is there an organic way to to get it to grow with out the chemical sprays?
     
  2. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
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    do you know what is causing the dead spots?
     
  3. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    take a look at the soil where the grass is missing. If it is very hard, compressed, and dried out, all three are your problems.
    For my lawn, I used a stiff rake to till of the area and I laid grass seeds over the top and saturated it with water. I would water it once a week and the spots filled in nicely.
     
  4. edgeman2003

    edgeman2003 LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 188

    the property is only a few years old. I just think its from sod that was just laid down during new construction. I have a little same problem at my house. I just used seeds. the spots are hard and compact with no grass. What tool would I use before putting the seed down?
     
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    try going slower on the ZTR's
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I was just thinking turn divots myself.
     
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    All states are different, but here in FL you need a license to apply organic to lawns also, unless it is just fert.
     

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