Lawn is not looking so hot

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kcso53, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. kcso53

    kcso53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    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.
  2. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    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.
  3. kcso53

    kcso53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Yes, thanks and I will attempt to post pics
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  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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