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Lawn Repair

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The topic of lawn repair addresses several different issues. You might have:

1) More weeds than grass

2) Too many bare spots

3) Thin grass

4) Poor results from chemical fertilizers

5) Grass that’s not a healthy shade of deep green

uneven turf keep off grass

If any (or all) of these problems are present in your yard –it may be time for our Lawn Repair Mix. (Follow this link to our blog post: DYI – Lawn Repair to find out how to address each of the above issues.)

Our specialty blends for repairing your lawn include: Lawn Repair Mix, PRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix, Enriched Topsoil Mix, Premium Topsoil Mix, Peat Lawn Repair Mix and PRO-SERIES with Peat Mix.

Lawn Repair Mix

  • 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand and 25% Purple Cow Classic Compost

Our Lawn Repair Mix combines the 3 most important products you’ll need to get your lawn looking great again:lawn repair mix

  • Topsoil
  • Fine Sand
  • Organic Compost


Grass grows best in good soil. Topsoil (screened, pulverized black dirt) is the cornerstone of a lawn with healthy grass. Overtime, nutrients in the soil can leach out or be used up by the grass. A fresh layer of topsoil can rejuvenate a tired, nutrient depleted lawn.


Sand helps reduce soil compaction and fine sand assists in water and moisture retention.


Purple Cow Organics logoYou have several options when it comes to adding compost to your lawn. Organic compost is simply recycled plant-based material and is well-suited for both the lawn and the garden. Mushroom compost generally consists of composted straw, horse manure and peat. It too can be used in either the lawn or garden. However, composted horse manure that has been aged and turned regularly is an option best suited for the garden. Our compost of choice for lawn repair is the Purple Cow Classic Compost.

Nationally known and trusted Purple Cow Classic Compost is a proven, time-tested way to add beneficial microbes, carbon and balanced nutrients to your lawn or gardening soil. A 100% plant-based and organic component, the Purple Cow Compost improves soil structure and porosity in creating a better plant-root environment. It also reinforces nutrient retention and use while reducing nutrient loss caused by leaching. Weed seed and pathogen free Purple Cow includes humus to assist in soil aggregation and nutrient availability for the plant as well.

PRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix

  • 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Purple Cow and 40 lbs. Penn Mulch / yard

pro series soil blendsWith our PRO-SERIES Lawn Repair Mix we add 40 lbs. of Penn Mulch per cubic yard. Penn Mulch Seed Accelerator is a pelleted seeding mulch uniquely formulated to include starter fertilizer (equivalent of 10-20-5) to support quick grass seed germination to establish new or repaired turf. Penn Mulch stores moisture – which is critical to successful germination, with the HydrobondTM tackifier. It holds seed in place for consistent establishment. Unlike straw, Penn Mulch contains no weed seeds and breaks down overtime requiring no raking.

penn mulch seed acceleratorPenn Mulch:

  • The only seed accelerator product with “Moisture Cell Technology”
  • Expands up to 3 times its size allowing it to retain moisture and improve seed establishment
  • Retains moisture
  • Improves overall density
  • Speeds up seed germination times
  • Helps to block out weeds
  • Has starter fertilizer qualities
  • Is safe for you, your kids, pets, and the environment

Enriched Topsoil Mix:

  • 50% topsoil, 50% organic mushroom compost

garden soilWhen you are over-seeding your lawn, the mushroom compost in the enriched topsoil mix provides optimal topdressing as opposed to simply covering the seed with topsoil.

Acting as a type of slow-release, organic plant fertilizer, the mushroom compost in the enriched topsoil mix helps hold moisture against the seeds so they can germinate faster while preventing birds from eating them and wind from scattering them.

Topsoil also isn’t just nutrient-dense – it stays that way. Topsoil’s ability to retain its nutrients is life-sustaining for plants.

Premium Topsoil Mix:

  • 50% topsoil, 25% mushroom compost, 25% fine sand

The pulverized black dirt in this mix helps level any uneven areas and fill bare spots in your lawn. The soil mixture’s fine sand further supports moisture retention, which is especially helpful when over-seeding.

The mushroom compost in the premium topsoil mix is a superb type of slow-release, organic plant fertilizer – an excellent asset for renewing an older, more-established lawn. Like the fine sand, the compost also helps hold moisture against the seeds so they can germinate faster. Gardens with non-flowering plants can even be topped with the mushroom compost as a composted soil alone.

Peat Lawn Repair Mix:

  • 50% Topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% Peat

Shoveling organic compostAlthough peat is good for keeping in moisture and aerating the soil, peat alone is not often used for lawns since its low pH / acidity hinders grass growth and can kill earthworms. This is one reason why we suggest introducing peat into the lawn as a component of a soil blend. Peat plays a pivotal role in maintaining soil balance thanks to its ability to regulate pH levels, retain essential moisture and supply vital nutrients. Its weed-suppressing properties are equally crucial, as it forms a dense topsoil layer that ensures your grass can flourish without having to compete with unwanted intruders. Whether you’re contending with clay-heavy soils or sandy landscapes, peat comes to the rescue by enhancing drainage in the former and facilitating aeration in the latter. In summary, incorporating peat is a wise decision for bolstering the vitality of your grass.

PRO-SERIES with Peat Mix:

  • 50% topsoil, 25% fine sand, 25% peat, 80lb. PennMulch

Peat serves as an excellent organic amendment, enriching the topsoil with organic matter as it decomposes further over time. This enrichment fosters a favorable environment for beneficial microorganisms that contribute to soil health. And the Fine Sand further helps reduce soil compaction and assists in water and moisture retention. Click this link to access our Blog Post about the many treasures of Peat.

Lawn repair doesn’t have to be difficult. Lawn repair also doesn’t have to become a science project where you’re mixing various chemical compounds. Lawn repair can be a pleasant, rewarding, natural project that you can do yourself. Our specialty soil mixes for Lawn Repair come to you screened, pulverized, blended and ready to be spread. Call us today for more information or to schedule your soil mix delivery. Tim Wallace Soil Mix Supply, (630) 759-1080.

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