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Renovating Your Lawn

Around this time of year, many homeowners begin to think about sprucing up their lawns for the spring.

Renovation is one way to improve your existing grass without completely removing it and starting over.

Before you start your renovation, consider why your lawn isn't currently thriving. If you don't have the right type of grass for the site conditions, then your grass may suffer again.

Start your renovation by identifying problem areas of your lawn and removing dead or declining patches of turf. Next, use plugs, sprigs, or sod to fill in the holes.

Water and fertilize your lawn according to UF/IFAS Extension recommendations, and before you know it, the renovated areas will blend in perfectly with the rest of your lawn.

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