Happy Seeding Season!

Did you know?  Fall is the best time to overseed a lawn or repair thin or bare areas. The cool nights and mild, shorter days provide the ideal conditions for seed germination. Seed is better able to retain moisture in these conditions, and seedlings will thrive without the extreme heat that occurs in the summer months. 

Start the overseeding process by thoroughly aerating the lawn. Apply the new seed with a fertilizer spreader, following the product’s recommended coverage rate. It’s ideal when the seeds fall into the aeration holes because there they won’t dry out as quickly and will germinate faster. You can even go over the lawn with the back side of a rake to usher more seeds into the holes. 

Follow the seeding with an application of your favorite fall fertilizer, applying it the same day as the seed, then water the lawn. Water once or twice every day until the new grass has begun to grow. 

Fall is also the perfect time to add a little Lime. Just like your body needs to have ph balance so does the soil. Lime is applied to balance the ph in your soil. This makes the soil take in nutritional additives like calcium, nitrogen, and potash.

Happy seeding!

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