How do I repair bare spots in the lawn after applying crabgrass preventer? Follow these steps on how to grow grass in barespots after you have applied crabgrass pre-emergent.

Spring Spot Seeding  When Using PREVENT!

  • Step 1 – Locate your bare spots and rake clean any debris.
  • Step 2 – (Mid-March – Mid-April) Apply Step #1 Prevent over the entire lawn and water with ½ inch of water within 48 hours. 
  • Step 3 – Wait a minimum of 3 days, to allow for the pre-emergence herbicide to activate in the soil. Using a heavy rake scratch the soil surface of each bare spot. Disturbing the soil surface will break the weed killing vapor barrier created by the herbicide.
  • Step 4 – Cover each barespot with ½ inch of weed free PrimeraFC seed dressing.
  • Step 5 – Apply your new Grass Pad grass seed on top of this layer of PrimeraFC.
  • Step 6 – Cover grass seed with ¼ inch layer of PrimeraFCDO NOT USE TOPSOIL OR COMPOSTED PEATS. Topsoil  and composted peats are contaminated with weed seeds from the field it was taken. 
  • Step 7 – Water and keep damp with frequent light waterings.
  • Step 8 – Mow as needed with a sharp blade on a day when the grass is not wet.

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