Perfect lawns don't always start out that way. If you sigh each time you look out onto your own front yard because there seem to be too many bald spots and not enough grass, you might be unaware of the power you have to improve it. Attempt to remedy the situation with the below information.
Look for Causes
Before another step, identifying the cause for your lawn's bald spots is vital. You need to figure out why grass isn't growing in those spots so you can rectify problems and prevent a return to baldness later. Is it that soil was dug up for some reason and now the area needs re-seeding? Is there a problem with a septic drain field or an underground fuel tank? Is a part of your lawn unreachable by the sprinkler system? These questions allow you to identify the cause of lawn bald spots so when you plant new grass, it can thrive.
If you've made up your mind that you'll attempt to re-seed the bald spots with grass seed, you need to know as much about your property's soil as possible; planting the wrong seeds will result in no changes. Send samples of soil in the bald spots to a local or county testing facilities. Environmental science teaches at local colleges should be able to guide you to labs in the area if you can't find them on your own. The analysis of your soil will then guide your seed purchases.
Buy Wholesale Seed
Wholesale grass seed is a smart buy; you get bulk amounts at cheaper rates. Your initial thought to get a small amount to see if it works can be a time-waster for many reasons. For one thing, being stingy when spreading seed can mean that not enough germinates and grows. In addition, birds and other creatures may feast on some portion of the seed you lay out. Lastly, if you've done proper homework on your soil and are confident you're choosing the proper seed, you'll save time by making fewer trips out for more of it.
You probably expect to give seeded bald spots more attention than other parts of the lawn, and that means lots of fresh water. Generally, once a day isn't enough for watering; try two or three times spaced out during daylight hours.
Your lawn's bald spots may start to disappear with these suggestions. Ask local landscapers for input too, if you wish