Lawn seeding is often needed in certain areas or entire lawns even if your grass is well maintained and cared for. Diseases, weather, bugs or animals can cause grass to become sick or damaged. Sometimes the damage can be so extreme that the lawn needs to be completely re-seeded before regular lawn maintenance will have any positive effect. There are different categories of seeding: area seeding, overseeding, and renovation. The condition of your lawn will determine which type of seeding will heal your turf. The general guidelines to follow when seeding a lawn are as follows: Only use the highest quality seed, make sure that the seed has good contact with the soil, and ensure that you water the seeds adequately. The experts at Healthy Lawn can help with all of your lawn seeding questions and needs. The following tips will help you get going.
Lawn Seeding Tip #1
Although seeding can be helpful anytime of the year, there are some considerations you need to make before getting started. If you seed during the spring or summer, you will need to water the grass more frequently as well as keep a sharp eye out for weeds such as crab grass and dandelions. Contrary to popular belief, laying seed in the fall helps seeds germinate faster in the soil and continue to thrive during the cooler months. In addition, there is a greater abundance of natural water in the autumn so less watering is required.
Lawn Seeding Tip #2
Keeping the seed moist until the grass starts to sprout is very important no matter what time of year you decide to seed your lawn. This is best achieved by watering lightly two to three times daily until the new grass is 1” tall. Never spray weed killer on the new grass until you have mowed it at least three times. After the grass has been mowed regularly you can begin to implement your weed control.
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