I wanted to provide some photo’s of the Scott’s Patch Master over time. It has been a few weeks now since I put the paper/seed/fertilizer mix down on the blank spot, and there is grass growing. It will take some time to fully fill in, but if it survives the summer which is now upon us, I think it will do ok.
There are quite a few different patch ‘solutions’ out there for fixing holes in lawns and trying to make them blend. The advantages that a lot of these have over ‘plain’ seed is that they include some kind of recycled paper mulch to help retain water and keep the seed wet. When you first put down grass seed it must remain constantly. If the seed starts to germinate, and then dries out, it will die. With these patch mixes, the mulch or paper will help retain the water, and it will also help keep the soil from drying out beneath it. However, there is no patch mix that will work if you completely neglect it. We mowed the patch to about 3 inches after the 21 days.
If you remember, I put the patch on about May 18th, so up to today, June 7th, that gives us a total of 21 days now that it has been ‘doing it’s thing’. Click on the photos below, when they open up you can use the arrows to move back and forth through them. Each photo is titled with the date and day number information.