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If your lawn has some thin areas, the best time to plant new grass is mid-August through mid-September. The farther north you live the earlier you plant the better. Scratch the area you want to seed with a heavy garden rake so that the seeds make good soil contact. Use a starter fertilizer and water the newly seeded area gently and lightly so the seeds do not wash away from the area seeded. If there is not enough rain, water frequently.

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