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Bare Patches Last Updated: 09/08/2023

Bare patches in your lawn can appear for a number of reasons, including extreme wear caused by heavy foot traffic, pets, machinery, or worn-out grass that's not getting enough water, nutrients, or sunlight, disease problems causing the grass to die, and accidental damage such as from building work.

How to prevent bare patches

Limit foot traffic

Whenever possible, try to limit the amount of time you spend walking across the lawn, as heavy foot traffic can wear out the grass over time.

Clear the decks

Move garden furniture and children’s toys off the lawn when they’re not in use to give the grass exposure to sunlight, air flow and rainfall. This will help prevent it dying off.

How to fix Bare Patches

If your lawn has developed discrete areas of poor growth over a period of time, it may need to be repaired as soon as possible to stop the problem from persisting. Lawn Master offer several lawn care services to fix bare patches:

  • Scarification reduces soil compaction, allowing water, air, and nutrients to reach the grass roots in the soil.
  • Over-seeding may be necessary for grass to regrow on the patches and prevent weeds from establishing.
  • Top dressing may also be needed, which enhances water and nutrient retention for healthier grass growth.

Lawns that are generally poor, full of weeds or sparse may benefit from a programme of thorough lawn maintenance including regular over-seed applications.

Please contact your local Lawn Master outlet for help and advice regarding patches of poor growth. We are one of the only companies in the UK to be experts with the use of seed.

For Further Information

Learn more about scarification.

Learn more about over-seeding.

Learn more about top dressing.

Learn more about our standard treatment programme.

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