October brings to an end the prime season for lawn renovation/seeding.
This past summer's brutal heat wreaked havoc on many stands of our cool-season turf.
If your lawn has dead, thin or bare areas, the following suggestions will help your lawn 'recover':
- -Thoroughly rake any dead, thin or bare areas to remove thatch or dead material and prepare a proper seed bed.
- -Apply seed, preferably a blend of turf-type tall fescue (which is more heat and drought tolerant).
- -Unless the areas being renovated are quite large, applying straw is generally not necessary.
- -Keep the newly seeded areas damp (light watering). A good rain eliminates the need for you to water.
- -As soon as the new grass is tall enough, begin mowing. A mowing height of 3 inches is always recommended.
***Remember*** IF you do any sort of seeding, PLEASE notify your lawn care provider so a proper adjustment can be made to your application schedule.