Bald spots on seams in new sod

spindle23March 25, 2014

I had ryegrass sod installed roughly 2.5 weeks ago, and now there are some bald patches along some of the seams that I don't think were present post-installation .It's not really yellowing so much as it is completely bald

The weather here has been pretty rainy except for last week - during that time I've been keeping it moist and not walking on it except for light mowings

Is this normal? Will it fill in and should I do anything other than let it be? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ssimpala(LA Cali -Zn10)

To help mine the last time it rained really good I went out right after the rain had stopped and walked on all the seams to push them down into the dirt to make sure there was no air or loose dirt in between the seams. It looks great now...
hope it helps.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 2:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Just fill in the gaps with topsoil to keep the edges of the sod from drying out and it will fill in eventually.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 10:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Re-seeding tall fescue in winter
My tall fescue lawn has become really sparse. So I'm...
hydroseeding this spring or wait til fall?
hello - my lawn took a major hit last year even after...
just bought hybrid bermuda sod will be here in a week. any tips? Socal
hello all I live in southern california and have tifgreen...
What order do I restore my lawn?
I live in the CA Bay Area and have a fescue lawn. ...
Brent Villalobos
poor top soil
I had what I thought was top soil brought in to fix...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™