How to Regrow a Grass Patch that Has Been Taken Over By Weeds How to Regrow a Grass Patch that Has Been Taken Over By Weeds
Oftentimes a grass patch on your lawn can be taken over by weeds and if not destroyed, the weeds can weaken or kill off the grass completely. Weeds are very aggressive plants and compete with your lawn for food, water, light and air. With only a few of the right tools and materials, you can regrow a grass patch that has been taken over by weeds.
Step 1 - Remove Existing Weeds
Before you can regrow the grass you will need to remove all of the weeds from the infected patch. There are a couple of options for weed removal. However, the most effective method is to poison them with an organic pesticide and then dig up the roots. An organic pesticide such as household vinegar won't effect the soil but will go directly to the root of the weed. Next, dig out all of the roots and a small patch of dirt surrounding the weed. Dispose of the weeds in the garbage.
Step 2 - Fertilize and Seed
Purchase topsoil, fertilizer and grass seed from your local gardening store. Spread the topsoil evenly across the grass patch where the weeds have been removed. Next, sprinkle handfuls of seed uniformly onto the topsoil. Lastly, spread lawn fertilizer over the seeded topsoil to aid the growth of the grass.