Bermuda Grass – How To Fix Deep Gashes From Falling Limbs

Q: I recently had two trees cut down. Falling limbs damaged my bermuda grass by leaving a couple of deep gashes four inches deep and eighteen inches long. How do I repair this? 

A: Try the lift and fill method. Make a 1:1 mixture of sand and planting soil. Lift out any remnants of bermudagrass in the bottom of your holes. Fill the depression with the soil mix and lay the grass pieces back in place. Water once to help the roots mesh with the underlying soil mix. No need to fertilize until next spring.