Seamlessly Blend in New Grasses
Avoid covering a dead patch with a different variety of grass, which isn’t likely to match your existing lawn’s colour and texture. Don’t know what kind of grass you have? Right after mowing, dig up a clump and bring it to your local nursery for a match.
Quickly Repair a Small Patch of Lawn
To repair a small section of damaged lawn, cut out a section 1 or 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) square with the bare spot in one corner. Cut the roots with a spade, lift out the piece with shovel and rotate it so the spot is in the opposite corner. Step on the patch to firmly put the roots in place. Water until new grass fills the damaged section.
Save a Large Patch of Lawn
Remove any dead grass and dig some compost into the soil. Rake smooth and at a level slightly higher than the surrounding lawn. Sow grass seed, or plant sod or sprigs (use lawn clippings to get a good match). Tamp with the back of a rake to ensure the seed or roots make good contact with the soil.