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Old 08-23-2017, 11:25 AM   #16
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I have had a few professionals look at it and they don't get it...I think I WILL pout a few pieces of sod down and see how that works...I want to thank all of you guys for your comments!

A technique that works well for sod is the same way you would patch Sheetrock. You scribe a line around the patch (piece of sod) and cut (strip away dead grass) to that line so that the hole and patch fit perfectly. Fill the gap between the patch and wall (piece of sod and lawn) with joint compound (top soil). Really cram it in there.

Walk on every square inch of it (I don't do this on my walls) to ensure contact between the sod roots and the soil. If there's one thing that will kill a plant it's letting the roots dry out by exposure to air. Water it really well for a couple of weeks at least. Look out for signs of drying like the edge of the sod curling up.

Don't fertilize it right away. It got a healthy dose of fertilizer at the sod farm.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:59 AM   #17
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What I meant to say is that I've had three lawn Professionals take a look; Truegreen, Lawn Pro, etc...They can't tell me what is wrong...No grubs to be found, plenty of water and sun. They just tell me it looks like something is feeding on the new sprouts...Anyway, thinjgs actuall look better today. Most areas are doing alright and starting to fill in. There are two main problem areas. theye are the only two that were actual recessions in the lawn and I had to build the level up at least 5 inches. these are now the only two bad areas after planting, 16 days ago. I'll try to reseed these two area in mid September. If that doesn't work, I might try just putting down a few pieces of sod, which one of you recommended...Thanks to all of you for your time and help!
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:44 AM   #18
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They can't tell you what is wrong because they only know how to apply chemicals to lawns. You really need to find a landscaper who knows how to build a lawn from scratch. My local nursery does lawn replacements and they have a guy who has a degree in turfgrass science from the state university. He gives free advice and estimates too.
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