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If you are looking to fill in a bare spot in your yard, now is the time to drop some grass seed.

 

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardner Candice Hart notes as things start to turn green thanks to recent rains, now is a good time to get out and drop some grass seed in those bare spots that may have turned up.

 

 

A lot of lawn maintenance was probably put on hold in some places because of how dry the month of July turned and August started. Hart says it doesn't hurt to mow over the weeds that are growing to keep them contained.

 

 

This time of the year brings a lot of questions about garden weeds, flower bed weeds, and lawn weeds. Hart points out master gardeners are available throughout the week to answer any questions you may have and offer strategies on dealing with those. She encourages a Google search for your local county University of Illinois Extension to get a hold of your local master gardener. 

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