How to deal with bare patches in lawns

Bare patches in lawns can be seeded now for a few months of green, but count on a permanent reseeding with a mix of turf-type tall fescue in late summer. Lay crabgrass preventer through mid-April to stop weed germination. Organic gardeners can use corn gluten, which also feeds the lawn.

Adrian Higgins

Adrian Higgins has been writing about the intersection of gardening and life for more than 25 years, and joined the Post in 1994. He is the author of several books, including the "Washington Post Garden Book" and "Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden."
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