Lawn Care Basics with Scotts

Fall is the best time for a lot of things: cozying up by the fire, reading a book while sipping on some tea, going to a pumpkin patch or apple farm. But it’s also good for your lawn. If you treat it with the right care at the right time, you’ll have your ideal outdoor space you’ve always wanted. Read below for some tips from Scotts that will set you up well for the fall season.

Repair Bare Spots

Summer brings a lot of activity to your lawn, so by the time fall rolls around, it’s safe to say that it probably has a few bare patches from pets, foot traffic, and kids playing. That's another reason planting grass in fall is a good idea. It's easy to give your green space a little TLC by patching up those bare spots.

Using a hand rake or other tool, loosen the top layer of soil to give the new seed a better chance to nestle in and begin to build strong roots. Next, apply Scotts® EZ Seed® Patch and Repair over the entire bare spot, following label directions. This combination of high-performance seed, absorbent growing material (to help keep seeds from drying out), and continuous-release fertilizer guarantees grass that will grow anywhere (given to proper care). Just be sure to choose the right seed for your grass type.

Finally, give the newly seeded patch a deep and thorough watering (stop if you see the water start to puddle). In order to keep the seeds hydrated so they can grow to their full potential, the patch will mostly likely need to be watered daily, or whenever EZ Seed® begins to turn light brown. Try to keep kids, pets, and lawn mowers off the newly planted seedlings until they are at least 3 inches high.

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