If you think it might be time to replace your lawn, you have to consider your options carefully. Sometimes, your lawn can be recovered, but you need to see whether that’s the case, instead of trying to do it and just failing, since the option wasn’t there in the first place.
Gardening Revive experts typically say that you should only scrap your lawn and replace it as a last resort. In most cases, you have certain options that you can employ instead of that:
- If the problem is that your lawn is missing a few patches, you can complement them by just re-seeding those areas or by using sod to get results faster.
- For brown spots, you can also pull out and re-seed the affected areas, while also treating the soil to adjust the pH that has likely been altered by the presence of pet urine or some other stressor.
- If your lawn is attacked by weeds or pests, you can use various methods to attract beneficial insects that will attack those weeds or pests and facilitate the better nurturing of your lawn.
The times when you need to re-seed your lawn entirely are usually when the lawn has been affected all at once (or almost all at once) by some type of damage or eaten away by pests or disease. In such cases, it’s prudent to first scrap the old lawn and then examine and test the soil, before deciding how to go about treating it – if necessary – and then seeding your lawn anew.