Guide on how to repair bare patches
Established lawns can become thin and worm over time and can benefit from over sowing with new lawn seed to help thicken up and revive the look of the lawn.
For bare patches, loosen the soil in the bare patch with a rake or garden fork to create a soft, loose surface. You can also spread some handfuls of lawn top dressing over the patch. For thin lawns, applying some lawn top dressing over the entire area can help improve new lawn seed establishment by providing a softer and loose surface.
Mix the required amount of lawn seed with a turf starter Fertiliser. This makes it much easier to spread out the lawn seed over the bare patch or existing lawn, adds valuable organic matter to the soil and provides the new grass seedlings with gentle slow release nutrients as they establish.
Scatter the lawn seed as per the oversowing / patching directions and keep the patch or area moist for several weeks while the new grass establishes.