We have reached our fall season which means it’s the perfect time for lawn seeding. We LOVE to hear that our clients are planning fall seeding!! Seeding is the most successful when done in September and October and is just what your lawn needs to help fill in any bare areas that may be present in your lawn.
Here are some tips for seeding on your own:
- If your lawn has spots of dead, matted bluegrass or ryegrass that did not survive through this past summer, these spots must be raked and seeded to allow desirable grass to grow. Step 1 is to rake these areas clean
- Step 2 is to add some fresh topsoil or compost to these bare areas
- Next, sprinkle with grass seed and work the seed down into the soil with a garden weasel or rake
- Water each day until your seed germinates, approximately 15-20 days after sowing.
Always use a turf-type tall fescue blend, the best choice for our area. Read any seed package carefully prior to purchase, as many seeds that claim to be fescue have additives like bluegrass or ryegrass. Avoid this problem by purchasing the highest quality turf-type tall fescue. Lawn Cure offers premium Pennington Smart Seed for $2.50/lb. Order today by calling Lawn Cure at 812-246-8800.
Be sure to let your lawn care company know if you have seeded so your applications can be adjusted to best support your new seed!
Want Lawn Cure to do the seeding work for you? Sign up for our traditional core aeration and seeding service or try our new organic aeration and seeding! Call today for further details!!
Don’t wait! Make your fall seeding plans now! Your lawn will thank you with a thick, lush stand of turf next spring!!