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Martha Asks: Repairing Your Lawn

Martha Stewart
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Every month, Martha Stewart asks her fellow Garden Club members about their gardens and the measures they take to keep them looking beautiful. Leave a comment and let Martha know your answer.

Q: When repairing a section of your lawn whose grass has died or suffered damage, your options are to either use sod or grow new grass from seed. Although sod offers convenience and instantaneous results, sewing your own seeds is far less expensive and much easier than you might think.

The first step is to choose the right kind of grass. Cooler climates enjoy the best results with fine fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, or perennial rye grass, while the weather and soil in the South and Southwest are hospitable to warm-season grasses such as Bermuda or Buffalo. If you’re in a more temperate climate, sow the seeds in fall; plant them in late spring if the area is warm. What are some of your techniques on how you repair your lawn in the fall?

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