Lawns have taken a beating from the long, hot dry spells of summer and many are now in urgent need of repair or renovation… "Most lawns are made of cool-season grasses that don’t like excessive heat without rain," says Bill Hlubik, Middlesex County agricultural agent and producer of the television series/website If Plants Could Talk. "If your lawn hasn’t started to green up after recent rains, chances are it’s not going to."… The prospect before you involves reseeding bare areas. While core aeration machine that pull plugs of dead sod and soil from the lawn are ideal for site preparation, they are heavy and difficult for many to operate. Hlubik suggests renting a lighter-weight dethatching machine to remove surface debris if you’re not up to using an old-fashioned rake.
/ / Lawn Repair 101: Help For Summer-Ravaged Lawns