An article in seattlepi.com written by Ann Lovejoy shared a technique for treating some patchy soggy lawn areas. The idea originally came from John Caine a designer at Joy Creek Nursery In Scappoose, Ore. First, mow the lawn as short as possible. Second, spread 1” of clean 1/4” crushed stone over the area. Third, spread 1” of good compost over the gravel. Fourth, Top-Seed with a grass seed blend correct for your area and then rake it in. Finally, wait six to seven weeks before mowing again. These processes can be done with an Earth & Turf topdresser.
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