Quick, successful bare spot repairs call for high-quality grass seed suited to your lawn and climate. With Pennington Bare Spot Repair, you receive drought-tolerant, disease-resistant grass seed mixes specially formulated for fast germination and establishment in the region where sold. Designed for full sun to medium shade areas that receive four to eight hours of daily sun, these regional seed mixes are ideal for patching bare spots, repairing thin or pet-damaged areas, or even seeding small new lawns.
Improving Bare Spots
Mow your lawn closely, then remove leaves, dead grass, etc. Rake, harrow lightly, or aerate the bare spots to prepare the seed bed. Conduct a soil test to be sure the soil has the proper balance of nutrients. Fertilize and lime if needed. Sow the seed and gently rake to cover. Keep the area well watered until the seed germinate and the seedlings have grown sufficiently to cover bare spots, then water as needed.
Care and Maintenance
Fertilize fall and early spring with a balanced fertilizer. Once the lawn is established, apply pre-emerge crabgrass preventer in early spring, weed and feed in mid-spring. Use lime when pH is low. Water twice weekly when established.
Daily Light Required: Full sun to med. shade (4-8 hours of daily sun)
Sun Tolerance: Moderate
Shade Tolerance: Moderate
Grass Color: Medium green
Grass Texture: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Disease Resistance: Very good
Traffic Tolerance: Excellent
Planting Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Recommended Planting Dates: Early Spring or Early Fall
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Germination: 7-21 days
Mowing Height: 2" - 3"