I have patches in my front lawn that look terrible. Help!!!

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Front lawn sploches

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Apr 15, 2018
    Welcome to my world. We had to aerate and over seed with 3 kinda of seed. Water daily.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 15, 2018
    you will have to seed.what is your location for the proper instructions

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    • Diane Diane on Apr 18, 2018
      Sprinkle the area with epsom salts and then water. Do this a few times and you will be amazed how it will fill in and get green.

  • Beajay Beajay on Apr 16, 2018
    Southern Louisiana

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 16, 2018
    https://www.lawnstarter.com/blog/louisiana/baton-rouge-la/the-5-best-grass-types-for-baton-rouge-la-lawns/........thatch and remove the dead grass, apply a few inches of top soil, lime.grass seed, starter fertilizer, and top with peat moss.keep moist until the seed germinates

  • Cass Cass on Apr 16, 2018
    Often this is a sign you have grub worms. They eat the roots of your grass. They also attract moles, which eat the grubs. You have to spray whatever chemicals will kill the grubs. For real. Because we didn’t want to use chemicals we now have an unstoppable infestation of moles- a yard FULL of tunnels. The grubs are fat white curled things. Just stick a shovel in the ground and turn over a few spots. If that’s the problem you’ll find them very quickly

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Apr 16, 2018
    It looks like you have St. Augustine grass. Grubs LOVE to suck on their roots. Or else you have chinch bugs. Treat for those and then give your lawn a little TLC and the grass will happily fill in. Remember that when you mow, DON'T leave the mulch on the lawn! Blow it off or rake it. The thatch that is left will strangle the grass by creating an almost impermeable layer at the soil level. Any one of these 3 things is a death sentence for a nice lawn.

  • Pat Pat on Apr 16, 2018
    If you do have St. Augustine, remember that it should be left 3 1/2-4" high when you mow. Do not scalp St Augustine grass close to the ground. That causes weeds to get in the grass.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 16, 2018
    Top with fresh soil and grass seed.

  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Apr 16, 2018
    Try this simple fix first. Go to the top of the Hometalk page and put this in the bar:
    Fix Burnt Grass & Dog Urine Spots With This Easy Solution!

  • TT TT on Apr 16, 2018
    Try Epsom salt, my yard looked this way and now its green and beautiful , just sprinkle on the spots or u can use over the whole yard , I get boxes of it from Dollar tree

  • Marsia Seydoux Marsia Seydoux on Apr 16, 2018
    after years in the South I have to tell all of you are not aware of the difference down South.First the grass is probably Augustine it is put in with plugs not seeds. Secondly, it is probably the result of brown spot, too much water. You have to use fungicide on it. did go but some plugs, dig out the dead parts, and come late summer watch out for round dying circles