Dealing with shriveled sod?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Shane Scaife, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Shane Scaife

    Shane Scaife LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I seem to be running into this a lot with all the new developments being built in my area. People don't seem to realize this stuff needs water. As it dries it leaves clumps of grass and bald patches ripe for weeds. I know the best way to deal with this is rip it out and redo. But a lot of people don't want that done so I'm looking for the best way to repair in, LetÂ’s say, 2 seasons?

    I was thinking "Obviously" a watering regiment.
    Aeration, spring and fall.
    Thin layer of topsoil after each aeration
    Overseeding.
    Fert. program
     
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    You sure it's not urine damage from dogs or grubs?
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    aerate heavily, topdress and overseed.
     

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