Lawn Care Basics: The Grass is Always Greener
Patching with seed (Step 1)
What you need: shovel or spade, rake, organic matter and fertilizer, grass seed, straw, water Even if you don't need to repair a large area, you can still use seed to patch a damaged lawn. Use a shovel or spade to dig around the edge of the area you need to patch. Strip off the grass and weeds in the patching area. Remove the roots of perennial weeds.