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Sodded lawn repair

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Rick C, Aug 2, 2001.

  1. Rick C

    Rick C LawnSite Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 3

    I live in the city and my newly sodded front lawn is a bathroom for my yuppie neighbor's dogs. I want to repair the plate sized brown spots. I have, I believe, XL2000 sod. Do I cut out the brown spots down to the dirt and reseed? Can I find grass seed that will match this sod? The local gas company put down the sod and I don't know where they got it. Is there a company that supplies seed to match sod types?

  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    Check out you local nursery that sells sod for seed options. There's only so many sod farms in your area.

    If your lawn was a sod job, would be much less of a hassle just to replace it with sod. Seams should dissaper within a month to month and a half.

    Buy Sod
    roll sod out to cover the area you want to repair.
    use a straight, not a curved shovel to edge out(cut) to repair the spot (do at least a 6" length, smaller pieces tend to dry)
    scrape up and out the old grass
    agitate the soil a little bit.
    put down a little starter fertilizer
    put down the cut sod

  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Your repairs will be fruitless unless the dogs are kept off in the future. Learn urine effect in detail at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/turf/dog_lawn_problems.html .

    A bluegrass lawn, which is probably what you have, will recover on its own within 3-4 months of no new dog urination.

    You could also do a search here for "urine" and find many previous threads on thi subject.

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