Lawn Seeding

Whether you are starting from scratch, or just have a bare patch in the lawn, fall is the best time for seeding. If you follow the steps below, you will be on your way to a great lawn!

 

Site Preparation:

1)    The most effective form of weed control is to use a non-selective herbicide, such as Round Up. Once the weeds are dead, there is no need to worry, there will be no residual herbicide to affect the germination of the grass seed.
2)    Remove any debris, such as sticks and stones, from the area.
3)    Use a rake to loosen the top 2-3 inches of soil and roughly grade the soil surface so that there is adequate drainage.
4)    Add additional top soil, as needed.
5)    Complete a final grade of the soil.

 

Seeding:

1)    Select the proper seed for site location, which our staff can help you with.
2)    Seed at the rate on the bag for your location.
3)    Lightly rake the soil to improve the seed-to-soil contact.
4)    Apply a thin layer of straw or Mainely Mulch, allowing the surface of the soil to still be visible. You can use GreenView Seed Accelerator in place of straw, which does not need to be removed after germination, as it is a degradable. GreenView also has a starter fertilizer to give your seed a kick start.
5)    Water twice daily for 5-10 minutes, at least a half an hour apart in the morning, until the grass germinates. Reduce watering to every other day until the grass reaches three inches tall.
6)    Once grass reaches three inches, it can be mowed to maintain at about 2-3 inches and can also be fertilized.

News Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014