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Fall is the perfect time to reseed seed the lawn and the temperatures expected this week are ideal! There is a way to doing it right and that follows.
Start by using a seed starter fertilizer such as our Nutrite 10-25-10. This will benefit your existing lawn and allow for the germinating seeds to develop strong root systems. Please adhere to the manufacturer’s directions for application rates. If not mixing seed and soil together, apply a thin layer of Gro-Turf or similar lawn dresser. Lastly spread your seeds. Ensure that the newly seeded area is kept evenly moist for about 28 days but do avoid the development of puddles. This is best achieved by using the mist mode on a hose-end sprayer.
If reseeding larger bare patches, it is best to apply the soil first, then the seed directly on top. Flipping a garden rake over so the tines are pointing skywards and dragging it lightly on top of the seeds, presses the seed into the soil sufficiently without burying them. Be aware that grass seed needs some light to germinate and if buried too deeply it will fail to grow.
In answering a commonly asked question, grass seed cannot be simply broadcasted into a currently existing lawn. The seed must have some contact with moist soil to assist in the germination process.
If all goes well, we hope to assist you with maintaining your lawn come this February or March!